Robert Lewis Stevenson modeled his Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde after him. Until Wells, scientists and physicians were too careful to risk trying something like ether or nitrous oxide. Following the discovery, Oliver Wendell Holmes reportedly declared: "We now have a world without pain." Of course, that same miraculous discovery also introduced to the mainstream world and the medical community substances that could be abused for addiction, Wilson adds. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Previews continue through September 13; opening night is September 14. Through October 9. 615 Texas. For information, call 713-220-5700 or visit www.alleytheatre.org. $35 to $60.
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