The powerful performance ran from Nov. 9 through 14, and was the result of dedicated hours from volunteers, staff and generous local businesses. After their encore worthy production of Les Miserables, the talented students eerily captured the evil that lurks behind facades and what can happen when poor choices—and a streak of madness—can poison a man with his own potential.
Playing the devilish and dueling personalities of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, Kyler Krause was both sincere and sinister. And Krause’s talented co-stars, Olivia Sham and Corie Coash, could not contain, or refrain from his monstrous motives. Other cast members who tried to tame the beast, or get in its way were disposed of in nightmarish fashion.
In the end, Hyde’s evil demise was drowned by applause from the audience, who returned home with a new face on the facades of life and the evil hiding within the shadows of the soul.
Up next for ‘Studio Red’ are two less terrorizing, but no less talented performances: Shakespeare’s, ‘As You Like It’ in February and ‘Xanadu’ in March.