The Turn of the Screw 10/05—10/21Buy Tickets
ANN ARBOR – The Penny Seats Theatre Company has announced another first in its history: the setting of a spooky, psychological thriller inside a church, just in time for Halloween. Throughout the month of October, the group will present Henry James’s famous Victorian ghost story, The Turn of the Screw, in a recent adaptation by famed playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher, in Ann Arbor’s own historic neo-gothic landmark, The First Congregational Church on the corner of State and William Streets.
Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21. All shows are at 8:00 pm. More information, and advance tickets ($12), are available at www.pennyseats.org or by phone at (734) 926-5346. Door tickets ($15) will also be available. Groups of 10 or more can buy discounted tickets for just $10 per seat.
The single-act show runs a quick 70 minutes, and recounts the story of an impressionable young governess and her encounter with the odd people—and, perhaps, the ghosts—of a remote English manor. Hatcher’s clever, two-person adaptation is directed by established local director and actor, Julia Glander, and stars regional favorites Mary Dilworth, in the role of the governess, and Will Myers, as every other part in the play.
The Turn of the Screw is the last show of The Penny Seats’ 2017 season, and is suitable for ages 13+. Advance tickets are recommended.