The Turn of the Screw
Based on the provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, this adaptation gives the famous story yet another turn of its own. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. But she is not their first governess. Her predecessor, Miss Jessel, drowned herself when she became pregnant by the sadistic valet, Peter Quint, who was himself found dead soon after under mysterious circumstances. Now the new governess has begun to see the specters of Quint and Jessel haunting the children, and she must find a way to stop the fiends before it is too late. But one frightening question tortures the would-be heroine: Are the ghosts real, or are they the product of her own fevered imagination?
"In his thoughtful adaptation of Henry James' spooky tale, Jeffrey Hatcher does away with the supernatural flummery, exchanging the story's balanced ambiguities about the nature of reality for a portrait of psychological vampirism…" —Boston Globe. "It is hard to think of an interpretation of Henry James' famously eerie novella THE TURN OF THE SCREW that is more in keeping with James' own intent…Jeffrey Hatcher could have been taking his cues directly from James' preface to the story: 'Only make the reader's general vision of evil intense enough, and his own experience, imagination, sympathy and horror will supply him quite sufficiently with all the particulars.' The key word is imagination. In this beautifully executed adaptation…the audience [is] forced, through subtly ambiguous shadings, to vividly project what is cleverly left unseen and unspoken. A dazzling act of the imagination. Mr. Hatcher has pushed James' clever turn to its furthest degree." —NY Times.
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 8pm
Monday, October 22, 2018 at 8pm
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8pm
Monday, October 29, 2018 at 8pm
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 9pm
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3pm
Bailey Boudreau is from Jacksonville, Florida, where he attended Douglas Anderson School fo the Arts before studying at the School of Fine Arts at Boston University. He has worked as a professional actor and playwright throughout the country. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Slipstream Theatre Initiative in Ferndale, where he makes his creative home. He has directed over thirty shows in the metro Detroit area and every so often gets the opportunity to act in one! He is super grateful for this experience (and for Adriane, always offering work!), as he gets to reunite with his original costar, Rachel Dalton and his first (and favorite) former student, Claire Jolliffe. He owes his joy to TripleJ and his Slipstream fam, and apologizes to his dog, August, for being gone so much this fall!
"Woman" (1st & 3rd weekends)
Bio coming soon.
Meet the Production Team
Adriane Galea is the Artistic Director of Outvisible as well as the Executive Director of its parent organization, Center Stage Studios, where she teaches voice, piano, and acting. Past stage credits: Cathy in The Last Five Years, Woman 1 in Songs for a New World, Li’l Bit in How I Learned To Drive (reading), and Mama Noah in Children of Eden. Select directing credits: Constellations, A Human Being Died That Night, Oleanna, Cagebirds (Wilde Award nomination, Best Teamwork), and Dog Sees God (Outvisible), Be A Good Little Widow (Open Book Theatre), and in addition to the wonderful shows she will be directing next season at Outvisible, she is overjoyed to return to Open Book next March to direct The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Adriane serves on the Board of Directors of the American Guild of Music and An Amazing Woman Foundation, and she is proud to hold Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Michigan!
Harley Miah is a professional in the entertainment technology industry. He is a freelance lighting programmer for a large number of nightclubs, concerts and festivals across the country, and the chief lighting designer for IKO Global Productions. Harley has designed lights for all of the shows at Outvisible since it's inception in 2016. He is also the resident lighting designer for the Open Book Theatre Company in Trenton, where he designed the lights for all the shows in Open Book’s shows and earned a Wilde Award for Best Design - Lights for his work on Red in 2015. When not working in the theater, Harley spends his time painting, building Lego stages, loitering in museums, and seeing as many shows as he can in this great theatre community we have in Southeast Michigan. He hopes you do the same.
Cheryl Zemke is a Multi Award winning established fashion designer, owner of C. Creations Custom Sewing & Design, and the Creator/Senior Editor of Dedicated Magazine. Cheryl was born and raised in southern Michigan, alumna of Lawrence Technological University BSBA, Associate degree from International Academy of Merchandising and Design and has been in business for herself since 2002. This is her first season as Costume Designer at Outvisible theatre and brings with her experience in fashion history and design. She has worked previously with Water Works Shakespeare in the Park and with Open Book Theatre in Trenton. Zemke produces her own successful fashion runway shows, and has participated at a featured designer in the best Metro Detroit area shows (like Fashion Massacre, Fashion in Detroit, Michigan Fashion Week, Walk, Michigan International Women’s expo, and RAINN). Her garment label, C3, sells at fashion sand artisan shows and by private appointments. You can follow her on Facebook/Instagram @c3fashions and @dedicatedmag, Twitter @cherylzemke, and website
"Woman" (2nd weekend)
Rachel is overjoyed to not only reunite with this show and this role, but also with Adriane and Bailey! Originally from East Lansing and now living in Philadelphia, Rachel received degrees in Musical Theatre and English from Oakland University, and now works as an editor/actress/writer. Favorite roles include: The Woman in The Turn of the Screw (of course!), Judy (White Christmas), Angelique (Return of the Phantom), Young Edie (Grey Gardens) Sister Virginia (Eclipsed), and Marian the Librarian (Music Man). Boundless thanks to her family and friends (near and far)! And the utmost gratitude and love to Adriane and Bailey.