The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department is pleased to present The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde April 1-10 in the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the main SMC campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, adapted by Noah Smith, the play tells the story of Dr. Jekyll, a kind, well-respected scientist who meddles in the dark side and wants to bring out his evil self. He succeeds, and transforms into Mr. Hyde — his criminal alter-ego — in a sinister story with a surprise ending. Dr. Adrianne Harrop directed the SMC production.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1 and April 8, and Saturday, April 2 and April 9. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 and April 10.

Advance (pre-sale) tickets range from $12 to $15, plus a modest service charge, and can be purchased online at at any time, or by calling 310-434-4319 Monday through Friday. Tickets purchased at the Events Box Office (at the Theatre Arts building) on performance weekends are $3 higher. Parking is free on Friday evenings and weekends.

Submitted by Grace Smith