Join Seattle Immersive Theatre for an evening of Victorian parlor games and ghost stories for its take on the gothic classic: Turn of the Screw. You’ll be transported back to 1840s England with up to 40 other guests for an intimate manor party where your hosts will reenact Henry James’ haunting psychological thriller while you drink from snifters of fine scotch or indulge in a hot cup of tea by the fire.
As adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young governess sent to an isolated country mansion to oversee the education of two orphans. Her employer and the orphans’ uncle, a wealthy and mysterious man from London, gives her only one caution: no matter what happens, she is not to bother him with their problems or bad behavior. When she’s visited by the spirits of the late valet and the governess hired before her, she begins to fear for the safety of her two charges - but are these apparitions real, or are they a just one symptom of her slow descent into madness?
Please come dressed to impress in your best cocktail finery. Black is encouraged.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. The storytelling portion of the evening begins sharply at 8:00 p.m. To take part in the evening's festivities and be first in line at the bar, we recommend arriving no later than 7:15 p.m.
LINDSAY W. EVANS
DIRECTED BY BEAU PRICHARD (DEPUTY DIRECTOR: KIRSTEN ROGERS)
SET DESIGN BY PAUL THOMAS
COSTUME DESIGN BY AMY BALDWIN
DIALECT COACHING BY GIN HAMMOND
Seattle Immersive Theatre does more than just put on shows. We create events around our audience, plunging them into a visceral experience that cannot be replicated in a conventional theatre. Through the use of real-world locations and entirely original scripts, our audiences are transported to a tangible piece of fantasy within their own world where their imaginations can be stimulated and challenged like never before.
What is Immersive Theatre?
An immersive theatre experience is a play where an audience member can hang a hat on the fourth wall. You might be assuming the role of a student receiving a lecture on the paranormal, or a tourist being guided through a steam power plant. Throughout the course of a production, you might converse directly with cast members, handle props, or even have to wonder where the play ends and reality begins. There are no spotlights to tell you what you’re supposed to be looking at, no musical cues to tell you what to feel, and no dimming lights to tell you when the play has started; your individual experience will be a wholly unique thing.
At Seattle Immersive Theatre, we believe that the immersive play represents a solid future for the theatrical arts. It’s a step far outside of what is safe and conventional, and one that routinely leaves audiences with something that they cannot get from the many other theatres throughout the Seattle area. We hope that you will join us for our next production, so that you might discover the magic that a long list of sold-out audiences have already discovered.