April 11, 20005
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
The Acting Company Brings Mystery, Madness to Vital Express Center
SANTA CLARITA The TONY-honored Acting Company presents Henry James "The Turn of the Screw," a provocative tale of suspense, horror and psychological intrigue at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts.
As adapted by award-winning playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, "The Turn of the Screw" takes a turn of its own, creating a frightening and fascinating piece of theater. A young English governess is sent to a remote country estate, romantic yet fraught with disturbing questions. Why was her handsome young charge expelled from school? Why does his angelic young sister refuse to speak? Who are the mysterious figures wandering the ramparts, luring the children down to the storm-tossed lake? Are there ghosts or are they the product of her fevered imagination? And, most disturbing of all, what if none of this is real? This classic tale of suspense and horror is both wonderful and terrifying, providing a multi-faceted penetrating drama. The Turn of the Screw is a haunting play.
The Acting Company has performed over 100 plays for more than two million people in the United States, London, Australia, Russia and Eastern Europe. It's Education Programs -- including master classes, student matinees and weeklong artistic residencies -- have reached tens of thousands of students. The Acting Company was founded in 1972 by John Houseman and current Producing Artistic Director, Margot Harley, with the first graduating class of The Juilliard School's Drama Division. Winner of the Obie, Audelco and Los Angeles Critics Awards for excellence, The Acting Company is also a 2003 TONY Honoree for Excellence in Theater.
Tickets for The Turn of the Screw range from $20 to $40 and can be purchased online at www.vitalexpresscenter.com.