Turn of the Screw

Show Overview

Turn of the Screw
by Jeffrey Hatcher
from the novel by Henry James

Theatrical Tour-de-Force Thriller

“Riveting…leaves audiences on the edge of their seats” - NY Times

A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. She starts to see ghosts of former governesses haunting them.
Are the ghosts real or a product of her imagination?
Hatcher’s ingenious use of just two actors accentuates a feeling of the Governess against the world!

Features LNT favorites Christopher Scheer and Laura Erle.

A MainStage Production
Curtain 7:30pm Thu-Sat; 2pm Sun Apr 25–May 12

Production Team

Directed by Kim Allen Bent

with Christopher Scheer and Laura Erle

Scenic Designer: Donna Stafford
Costume Designer: Charis Churchill
Lighting Designer: David Schraffenberger
Music Designer: Tim Tavcar

produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

Buzz Info

 "Riveting thriller leave audiences on the edge of their seats throughout the 90 minute one act!" - Chicago Critic

"It is hard to think of an interpretation of Henry James' famously eerie novella THE TURN OF THE SCREW that is more in keeping with James' own intent…Jeffrey Hatcher could have been taking his cues directly from James' preface to the story: 'Only make the reader's general vision of evil intense enough, and his own experience, imagination, sympathy and horror will supply him quite sufficiently with all the particulars.' The key word is imagination. In this beautifully executed adaptation…the audience [is] forced, through subtly ambiguous shadings, to vividly project what is cleverly left unseen and unspoken.

A dazzling act of the imagination. Mr. Hatcher has pushed James' clever turn to its furthest degree."
—The New York Times


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