In 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson first published the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Since its publication, the story of Mr. Utterson’s relationship with Dr. Henry Jekyll and the chaos of Jekyll’s medical experiments have enthralled audiences. The phrase “Jekyll and Hyde” has become synonymous with being two-faced, but Stevenson’s intention was deeper, darker.

This is not simply a rehashing of the 1886 book with a few author notes along the way. This is a complete re-imagination and rewrite of the world of Jekyll and Hyde. This version takes the tale out of the Industrial Revolution in London and places it in New York City today. The essence of the story is the same, but the implications are clearly modern. How far is too far for medical research? Is experimenting on one’s self ethical? What is the nature of humanity? How far would someone go to protect a friend? How does one person’s hubris lead to their downfall?