Directed by Davis McCallum

The Acting Company presents Henry James’ provocative tale of suspense, horror and psychological intrigue. As adapted by award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, The Turn of the Screw takes a turn of its own, creating a frightening and fascinating piece of theater.

Madness and mystery are concealed in this brilliant, spine-tingling play. A young English governess is sent to a remote country estate, romantic yet fraught with disturbing questions. Why was her handsome young charge expelled from school? Why does his angelic young sister refuse to speak? Who are the mysterious figures wandering the ramparts, luring the children down to the storm-tossed lake? Are there ghosts or are they the product of her fevered imagination? And, most disturbing of all, what if none of this is real? This classic tale of suspense and horror is both wonderful and terrifying, providing a multi-faceted penetrating drama. The Turn of the Screw is a suggesting, haunting play.

Appearing in photos: Aysan Celik, Glenn Peters. Photos by Richard Termine.