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  The Turn of the Screw at The Underground Theater

The Turn of the Screw

The Underground Theater
1312-1314 North Wilton Place Hollywood

The Visceral Company is thrilled to present THE TURN OF THE SCREW, the acclaimed one-act play by Jeffrey Hatcher based on the classic tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality by Henry James. In THE TURN OF THE SCREW, a young woman is sent to a desolate English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. As the new governess settles in, she learns of the illicit affair between her predecessor and the estate’s valet – and their tragic deaths. Ghostly visitations by their specters begin to haunt her and the children, and she must find a way to stop the fiends before it is too late. But are the ghosts real, or just figments of her own fevered imagination?

Presented by The Visceral Company

Thru - Jun 9, 2012

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm

Price: $10-$20

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 323-467-0036

Running Time: 80 minutes with no intermission

  The Turn of the Screw Reviews
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LA Weekly - Recommended

"...Happily, this production, artfully directed by Dan Spurgeon, with accomplished performances by Amelia Gotham and Nich Kauffman, triumphs over those expectations."
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Deborah Klugman

LA Theatre Review - Recommended

"...Horror, by nature, is a theatrical genre because to be effective it must acknowledge its audience and enter a relationship with them. This relationship is frequently missing from LA theatre, and its presence is what makes The Visceral Company’s production of The Turn of the Screw a local masterpiece—one that simultaneously worships, subverts, and transcends its own genre."
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Brian Sonia-Wallace

Stage and Cinema - Somewhat Recommended

"...Dan Spurgeon’s very good Visceral Company production goes nearly as far as direction and acting can toward fixing some of these problems."
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Jason Rohrer

The Tolucan Times - Recommended

"...Director Dan Spurgeon and actors Nich Kauffman and Amelia Gotham pull it all off remarkably well as they raise the tension."
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Trish Ostroski

Culture Vulture - Recommended

"...Nice work if you can get it, as that old song goes, and she and the Boston Court crew, indeed, got it."
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George Alexander

LifeInLA - Recommended

"...If you like good acting and especially if you like ghost stories you won’t be disappointed by this production of The Turn of the Screw."
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Jack Doehring

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