Sunday, February 20, 2011

What is the Dream Journal of Doctor Jekyll?

What is the Dream Journal of Doctor Jekyll??

You are invited to attend a public exhibition by Professor Peale of his recently acquired macabre memorabilia... in particular the Dream Journal of Doctor Jekyll, a journal uncovered at the bedside of Henry Jekyll when the police were summoned to his apartments to investigate his mysterious death. The Dream Journal was labeled as such by the police officers on the scene who after reading the various phantasmagorical entries on its pages, surmised it had to have been a narrative of the Doctor’s dreams.

However, those who have studied the book challenge that speculation, believing that it can be only in part a Dream Journal. The Journal seems to be part memoir, part gothic phantasmagoria, possibly even penned by more than author. The tale it tells is a surrealistic one. Was Henry Jekyll a Schizophrenic? Was there ever an actual Edward Hyde? If so, was he a brother in hiding, a homosexual lover, an demon possessing the good doctor, or is it possible that Dr. Jekyll actually succeeded in his efforts to separate the human spirit into two halves, one good and the other bad?

Professor Oliver Mastodon Peale welcomes you to witness his hypnotized ensemble of sleepwalkers perform sections of the journal, so that you may decide for yourself if the Dream Journals are the genuine article or mere flapdoodle.

The Mammals Theatre Company presents

written collaboratively by
Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Randall Colburn, Bob Fisher, Reina Hardy,
Warwick Johnson and Jeremy Menekseoglu.

directed by Bob Fisher

Cast: Jason Adams, Scott Barsotti, Anne Marie Boyer, Ashlee Edgemon, Gabe Garza, Vincent Lacey, Erin Myers, Sarah Scanlon, Skyler
Schrempp, Justin Warren. Also, Lindsey Dorcus.

Asst Director: Warwick Johnson
Set Design: John Ross Wilson
Costume and Make Up Design: Heidi Jade Warriner

Performance Dates are as follows

Saturday March 5th
Friday March 11th
Saturday March 12th
Friday March 18th
Saturday March 19th
Friday March 25th
Saturday March 26th
Friday April 1st
Saturday April 2nd

All performances are at 10pm – BYOB
Zoo Studio
4001 N. Ravenswood Ave Ste B-1
Chicago, IL 60613

Reservations can be made by calling 866-593-4614

The Mammals explore performance works embracing themes of history, mythology, and destiny through the genres of science fiction,
horror, and phantasmagoria.

(866) 593-4614 * email:

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