Oct. 10, 1996
Vol. 16, No. 3

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    Classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Rockefeller Chapel

    The 1920 silent-film classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by John Robertson, will be screened at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. World-renowned organist Wolfgang Ruebsam will perform an original score to accompany the film.

    Arguably the first great American horror film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a classic of macabre filmmaking and a tour de force for John Barrymore, who plays the starring role. This version of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale was the blueprint for Hollywood producers for years to come.

    Organist Wolfgang Ruebsam has been performing at Rockefeller Chapel since 1981 and is internationally recognized for his recordings on such labels as Philips, Deutsche Grammophon, Bayer and Naxos Records. This is the sixth year he has accompanied a silent-film screening at Rockefeller Chapel.

    Tickets are $7, $5 for students with ID, and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will support the restoration of the Chapel's E. M. Skinner pipe organ, one of only a few of its kind remaining in the country.

    For more information call 702-7059.