The Creative License Theater Collective, in partnership with the Albany County Historical Association at Ten Broeck Mansion and in association with Discover Albany's Literary Legacies program, will present Henry James' classic ghost tale "The Turn of the Screw" with the historic Ten Broeck home taking on the role of Bly Manor, the eerie estate at the center of the story. The show will run for four performances on October 4, 5, 11 and 12.
The adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher tells the story of a young governess engaged to care for two orphaned children. She soon learns that the Gothic manor holds many secrets and that she is not the children's first governess. Krysta Dennis will direct this two-person thriller featuring Angelique Powell and Aaron Holbritter engaged in a ghostly game of cat and mouse.
Discover Albany is featuring the performance as part of it's Literary Legacies program, celebrating storytelling and the renowned stories and authors connected to Albany. Henry James was the son of an Albany merchant and spent his early years growing up in a home at 70 N. Pearl Street. Maeve McEneny-Johnson will lead a short conversation before each performance, offering background, local connections and context for the story, while leading the audience through the historic home and gardens.
Seating for this event is EXTREMELY LIMITED