Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher From the story by Henry James Directed by Michael Barakiva
Scenic Design By Shoko Kambra Lighting Design By Thomas C. Hase
Syracuse Stage *Performed in the reconfigured Storch Theatre Syracuse, NY
Set in 1872 at a remote English estate, The Turn of the Screw never answers the question: Are the ghosts real, or are they the products of the Governess repressed imagination? In his program notes, Adaptor Jeffrey Hatcher states that preserving this ambiguity was part of his intent.
"The play is about fear and how fear seduces us," said Director Michael Barakiva. "The audience's imagination is like a character in the play, which pushes us to investigate what we imagine and that which is unimaginable."