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The Turn of the Screw

Date TIme Note
Friday, Nov. 17 8:00 PM Opening Night
Saturday, Nov. 18 8:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 19 2:30 PM Talkback
Friday, Nov. 24 8:00 PM Free Beer Fri!
Saturday, Nov. 25 8:00 PM
Sunday, Nov. 26 2:30 PM
Monday, Nov. 27 7:30 PM Industry Night
Thursday, Nov. 30 7:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 1 8:00 PM Free Beer Fri!
Saturday, Dec. 2 8:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 3 2:30 PM Talkback
Thursday, Dec. 7 7:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 8 8:00 PM Free Beer Fri!
Saturday, Dec. 9 8:00 PM

The Catastrophic Theatre

The Turn of the Screw

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

All Remaining Performances are SOLD OUT.
Please see the note about STANDBY options below.

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 by New York City-based creative director and multimedia designer Adam J. Thompson, co-directed by Catastrophic core artist Afsaneh Aayani and Thompson, with book by dramatist and dramaturg Bradley Michalakis, and featuring an original score by Hessam Dianpour, this new The Turn of the Screw is an invitation to join the seance as performers and guests unite to manifest one of the world's most celebrated and hotly contested ghost stories.

November 17, 2023 thru December 9, 2023

90 Minutes with No Intermission


Please note that no one under the age of 10 will be permitted to this performance.

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  • Standby tickets are sold/issued when a performance is sold out, but you still want to try your chances at the door for any unclaimed seats.
  • Standby tickets may be purchased on the day of the show, in person at the box office.
  • A standby ticket does not guarantee that you will be admitted into the theater or that your entire party will be admitted or seated together.
  • Standby tickets are admitted on a first purchased, first served basis.
  • Standby Ticket buyers you must be present in the lobby 5 minutes before the scheduled start time of the performance.
  • If the standby ticket buyer is not admitted into the theatre, we will exchange your ticket for another performance (of the same show) or issue you a refund for the Standby Ticket.


*Online sales will end 30 minutes prior to the scheduled curtain time. At this time tickets may be purchased in-person at the box office.

The box office opens 2 hours prior to the performance time for WILL CALL and walkup sales.

We currently do not accept American Express at the box office.

No refunds or cancellations available after purchase.

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