The Turn of the Screw is based on the provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality by Henry James. This adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher gives the famous story yet another turn of its own. The plot seems simple enough; a governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children, Miles and Flora. But the governess discovers she is not their first governess. Her predecessor, Miss Jessel, drowned herself after her affair with the sadistic valet, Peter Quint, who was himself found dead soon after under mysterious circumstances. Now the new governess has begun to see the specters of Quint and Jessel haunting and even possessing the children, and she struggles to find a way to stop the fiends before it is too late. But one frightening question tortures the would-be heroine: Are the ghosts real, or are they the product of her own fevered imagination?
Kathleen Morrow plays the governess and David Dye portrays the other four characters in this stripped down, psychological thriller.
Ambiguous Theatre presents The Turn of the Screw by Jeffrey Hatcher from a book by Henry James
Nov 8 & 9 at 7:30pm, Eagles Lodge 150 1st St, Stevenson
Nov 15 & 16 at 7:30pm, The Mint Bldg, 710 E 2nd St, The Dalles
Nov 22 & 23 at 7:30pm, Elks Lodge, 304 Cascade Ave, Hood River
Adults $15, Seniors & Students $12
Tickets available online at showtix4u.com and at the door