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2018 – 2019 Season

The Turn of the Screw

Adapted By Jack Neary

Directed by Brandon McCoy

Proscenium Theatre
Performing Arts and Humanities Building

Thursday, April 25th, 8pm
Friday, April 26th, 8pm
Saturday, April 27th, 8pm
Friday, May 3rd, 8pm
Saturday, May 4th, 8pm
Sunday, May 5th, 2pm**


The Turn of the Screw is a theatrical adaptation of a late 19th century novella of the same title. This play is a psychological and suspenseful drama in the classic style of gothic storytelling. Isolated in a sprawling manor in 19th century England, a governess is hired to watch a precocious young brother and sister in this haunting adaptation of Henry James’ classic novella. Though the governess bonds with the children at first, she quickly begins to suspect something is wrong when she sees the grotesque figures of the former governess and caretaker of the manor — both of whom are supposedly deceased. Is she seeing actual ghosts, or merely figments of her imagination? Fearing for her life and sanity, the governess begins an investigation to find out what happened to her predecessors and who else knows of their presence.

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Tickets: $15 General Admission and $10 Student and Senior tickets available online (TBA).  Some tickets will be available at the box office one hour before performances.

**Complimentary tickets will be available for UMBC students for the 2pm matinee performances. These tickets will become available online Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 at NOON.

All ticket sales benefit the UMBC Department of Theatre Scholarship fund.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

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