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Turn of the Screw

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“A total theatrical experience, a challenge for the imagination.”

Turn of the Screw

Turn of the Screw

Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher, from the novella by Henry James
Directed by Joe Warik (bio) (director notes)


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All photos are by Rebecca S. Antel


Preview: November 1, 2013
Production: November 2 - November 10, 2013

Student matinees – Tuesday thru Thursday Nov 5, 6, 7 at 10:00 am

An old English Manor House is filled with secrets, strange movements flicker in the underbrush, unidentifiable cries are heard in the moonlight, abrupt coldness and breezes feel like you’re being touched. Are the children haunted by the ghosts? What does the governess see? Is it her own imagination?

“The Turn of the Screw creates a total theatrical experience, a challenge for the imagination” LA Theatre Review. “If you're looking for something creepy to do for the Halloween season, Turn of the Screw is definitely worth checking out” The Daily Planet.

Model of set design by JohnMichael Bohach


November 8th - Special Turn of the Screw performance with 2nd Stage Ghost Stories event. Learn More

Does everyone have a story about the supernatural?

Share with us your best ghost story and we might share it on our Facebook page.

No stories?

Let us share ghost stories with you at 2nd Stage @ Prime Stage on November 8th, immediately following the production of the Turn of the Screw.

Have your picture taken on the "ghost set" after hearing stories by David Crawford.


Henry James - The Turn of the Screw - Story synopsis by Adrian Dover

The Turn of the Screw: Opera by Benjamin Britton – synopsis

The Turn of the Screw Quizzes

The Turn of the Screw Discussion Questions

Syracuse Stage's 'Turn of the Screw' questions what is real, what is imagined