- $15 for one ticket to see Turn of the Screw (up to $25 value)
- Where: New Hazlett Theater
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Dates and Times
- Sunday, November 3, at 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, November 8, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, November 10, at 2:30 p.m.<p>
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student or senior discounts.<p>
Turn of the Screw
Something insidious haunts a lonely Essex manor in Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Henry James’s classic—though whether that something is ghosts or madness is unclear. A young governess takes a job in the country, caring for a pair of orphaned children whose uncle spends most of his time in the city. But the new recruit is not the children’s first teacher—Miss Jessel had that honor. Unfortunately she drowned herself after Quint, the estate’s vicious groundskeeper, impregnated her. Then, shortly thereafter, he too turned up dead. So why is the new governess seeing the two roaming the grounds and hearing strange cries in the night? No one else seems to. The heroine, then, must determine on her own if the figures are real, if the children are haunted, or if it’s all in her mind. Phoebe Hoban of the New York Times was thoroughly haunted by this production, saying “Mr. Hatcher has pushed James’s clever turn to its furthest degree by limiting the cast to just two actors…. He has also added a few other tricks, including a marvelously insinuating exchange of riddles.” <p>
New Hazlett Theater
The New Hazlett Theater, built in 1889 as the Carnegie Musical Hall, pays more of a resemblance to a cathedral than a concert space, from its austere stone walls to its soaring bell tower. In fact, the hall would serve as a religious retreat through the early 1900s. Saved from demolition in 1967 and renamed the Hazlett Theater in 1980, the venue would serve as the home of the Pittsburgh Public Theater for 24 seasons, followed by a brief stint as the summer home of a Pirates-obsessed vampire.
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