Strange Window: The Turn of the Screw

December 12 – 15, 2018

Premiere New York Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description A new interpretation of Henry James’ 1898 novella, Strange Window: The Turn of the Screw creates a theatrical experience that mirrors the seductive ambiguity of the original chilling tale. On stage, a governess tells her story, deploying the actors and media wizardry of The Builders Association to create the world of her memory––defending her sanity, while holding the audience in her candlelit spell. Are the ghosts real? Is the governess mad? The fabric of reality is contested and “truth” becomes one option among many in this unsettling tale. With a singular focus on storytelling and stagecraft, Weems and her company give this gothic ghost story a contemporary psychological edge.
Identifier 2018f.11212
Season Fall 2018
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
author/playwrightHenry James, James Gibbs
composerDan Dobson
costume designerAndreea Mincic
lighting designerJennifer Tipton
set designer/decorNeal Wilkinson
sound designerDan Dobson
top billingMarianne Weems
video artistAustin Switser