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The Turn of The Screw

November 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until November 10, 2019

One event on November 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

$20 – $25
Sarah Roa and David Bloom int he Aenigma Theatre production of The Turn of the Screw. Photo by Javier R. Sotres Photography.

This Halloween season, experience an adaptation of the provocative tale of suspense and horror by Henry James that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

A young governess in Victorian England travels to an isolated Manor in the countryside to care for two recently orphaned children. She soon finds herself haunted by the malicious spectres of her predecessor, Miss Jessel, and the former valet, Peter Quint, who both died there under mysterious circumstances.

But are these horrific ghosts real, or just a product of her fevered imagination? As the governess races to save the lives, and souls, of the children, she must also combat her own deteriorating sanity in this spine-tingling tale.

The Turn of the Screw is a stage adaption by Jeffrey Hatcher of Henry James’ classic Victorian ghost story. Considered one of the first overtly psychological thrillers, James’ story has remained resonant in society for its themes of repressed sexuality, abuse, trauma and the horrors we encounter in this world, both human and supernatural. This intense adaptation features only two actors with extraordinary performances: a woman playing “The Governess” and a man playing every other character in the show.

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Details

Date:
November 9, 2019
Times:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$20 – $25
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.aenigmatheatre.com/upcoming-shows

Venue

Studio 16
1555 West 7th Avenue
Vancovuer, BC Canada
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