The new Newton Nomadic Theater is back with it’s second theatrical production. “The Turn of the Screw” by Jeffrey Hatcher is an eerie ghost story based on the Henry James story of the same name. The play stars Marge Dunn, one of Boston’s best young actresses, in the role of “the governess”.
Those of you who saw Faith Healer”, the theater’s first production, will remember the character of “Teddy the manager” played by Billy Meleady. Billy will be back in force for this new production. He’s both directing and acting the parts of four different characters in what promises to be an acting tour-de-force.
Billy is a very busy guy so we’re thrilled to have him back. Since the Faith Healer closed, he stepped in as a replacement for Tony Shalhoub (TV’s Monk) in the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s production of Happy Days. He and Marge were both leads in the Christmas Revels extravaganza at Sanders Theater. As soon as “The Turn of the Screw” finishes, he’ll be heading to the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York for “The Belle of Belfast”. Before the year’s out, you’ll be seeing him in scenes with Johnny Depp in Black Mass, the upcoming Whitey Bulger bio-pic.
“The Turn of the Screw”” is both a chilling and funny tale and this promises to be a compelling production . There’s nothing better you could be doing on a cold and dark winter night then becoming immersed in this eerie ghost story presented by two of Boston’s finest actors.
The play will be presented in our Newton Nomadic Theater style. It will be a simple, stripped down production, featuring superb acting, and presented in a series of interesting and unusual non-theater venues. The play will run for five weeks (Feb 13 – March 15 ) in seven different venues. For this production we’ve added a new twist – two of the venues will be private homes – and one of those is a Village14 regular’s home.
For schedule, venues, info, and tickets ($20), go to http://NewtonNomadicTheater.org. We need all the help we can get for our fledgling new Newton based theater so please help spread the word and come see the show, you won’t be disappointed.
“The piece is as thrilling as the sensation of hairs standing up on the back of your neck.” – “Chicago Sun Times”
“This riveting and intimate classic will seduce audiences and keep them on the the edge of their seats throughout.” – Theater in Chicago
“A rich, supercilious mystery man. A spooky old house. Two beautiful but enigmatic children. An innocent, friendless young governess. And plenty of eerie apparitions.” – New York Times
“A portrait of psychological vamparism” – Boston Globe