You are here

Events on Sunday, November 26, 2023

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Sunday, November 26 at 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

WORLD PREMIERE: Created collaboratively by the Company, Adapted from the novella by Henry James, Directed by Afsaneh Aayani and Adam J. Thompson, Written by Bradley Michalakis

The Turn of the Screw is a new environmental and multimedia theatrical adaptation of the celebrated Gothic ghost story of the same name by Henry James. In Victorian England, a young governess journeys to the isolated country estate of Bly to caretake two orphaned children. In time, she begins to witness mysterious apparitions of human figures on the estate grounds and startling and troubling changes in the behaviors of her young charges.

The Turn of the Screw combines environmental staging, toy theatre, puppetry, live cinema, and a haunting soundscape into a meditation on the tipping point between the innocence of imagination and a nefarious refutation of reality.

Conceived and co-directed by Catastrophic core artist Afsaneh Aayani and New York City-based creative director and multimedia designer Adam J. Thompson , with book by dramatist and dramaturg Bradley Michalakis , this new The Turn of the Screw is an invitation to pull up a pub seat and share a drink as performers and guests collaborate to manifest one of the world's most celebrated and hotly contested ghost stories.

Read more

Sunday, November 26 at 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Featuring Oliver Halkowich, Laura Hilley, Allison Miller, Dylan Allen, Pianist Kana Mimaki and her students. With Dancers of University of St.Thomas Dance Department and dancers of Ad Deum Dance Company

Retracing Paths explores themes of reflection, contemplation, and the transformative power of retracing our paths through new and reimagined works by Dylan Allen, Oliver Halkowich , and Nao Kusuzaki . Featuring dancers Allison Miller , Oliver Halkowich , Laura Hilley , and Dylan Allen , and set to the mesmerizing accompaniment by pianist Kana Mimaki and her students. Our community partner, University of St. Thomas Dance Majors, along with select dancers from Ad Deum Dance Company will perform a new work choreographed by its Director of Dance, Maria McCain .Read more