Prince of Players is based on a play that also yielded the movie Stage Beauty, and it’s one of the best new operas to come along in years.
The humor of Toole’s novel, its enjoyment of puncturing surfaces and pretensions, has been reduced to punch-line humor and one-liners.
The Huntington Theatre Company is giving Jeffrey Hatcher’s stage adaptation of the celebrated comic novel a congenial production.
Stoneham Theatre’s atmospheric staging of Jeffrey Hatcher’s version of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” is a production well worth seeing — it lives up to its billing as “a new look at a horror classic.”
Dramatist Jeffrey Hatcher didn’t become a working adaptor until the mid-1990s. He saw that some of his playwright friends were doing it and he thought: “Why not me?”