* The show is the second part of an optional double feature with Pixèle-moi.
In a bid to give his dark and depraved side free rein, the good Dr. Jeckyll discovers a substance that will split his meek and erudite self from his instinctive and brutal self. From then on, he lives a double life as each of his alter egos lives its true nature to the fullest. Those close to him watch… and worry.
L’Effet Hyde is based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Written in 1886, this fantastic tale—harbinger of modern psychology—forcefully expresses the soul’s duality. L’Effet Hyde makes this chemical thriller its own and tries to expose the meteorological manifestations of the unconscious.
RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes
TECHNIQUES: Shadow Puppetry, Masks and Puppets
Long-time collaborators Marcelle Hudon and Francis Monty from Théâtre de la Pire Espèce combine their favourite theatrical media (masks, puppets and shadow theatre) with the power of words and live music to evoke the mystery and the strangeness of this Victorian-era fable. The varying theatrical approaches and levels thus created work together to illustrate the characters’ different levels of consciousness: reality, dream state, memory, fabulation…
Co-production: Théâtre de la Pire Espèce and Marcelle Hudon
Story: Francis Monty, based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Stage Direction, Masks, Puppets and Scenography: Marcelle Hudon
Assistant Stage Director: Marie-Claude D’Orazio
Music: Bernard Falaise
Performance: Bernard Falaise, Marcelle Hudon, Louis Hudon and Francis Monty
Creative Collaboration: Louis Hudon
Costume Designer and Scenography Advisor: Julie Vallée-Léger
Lighting Design: Thomas Godefroid
Production and Technical Director: Clémence Doray
Exploration Work Actors: Étienne Blanchette and Anne Lalancette
Stage Direction Intern: Joanie Fortin
Presented with support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de la Ville de Montréal.
Creative residence offered by Carrefour culturel de Notre-Dame-des-Prairies
Marcelle Hudon wishes to thank Casteliers, Puppet Animation Scotland and Coopération culturelle Québec–Royaume-Uni.