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Spokane Civic Theatre selects cast for Turn of the Screw
Cast selected for Turn of the Screw.
Doug Dawson will play the Man and Laticia Widman, the Woman. Yep, those are the actual character names found in the scimpt.
Doug Dawson is a long time Spokane Civic Theatre veteran, winning a Spokie for Featured Actor, Musical as The Major-General in The Pirates of Penzance and a Noted Supporting Performance in a Musical as Marcellus Washburn, The Music Man. You might also recognize Doug from Annie Get Your Gun when he took on the roll of Buffalo Bill.
Laticia Widman will be making her debut at Spokane Civic Theatre. And we are pleased to have her stepping up on stage for the first time at Spokane Civic Theatre.
Turn of the Screw will be directed by Susan Hardie who most recently directed Frost/Nixon at Spokane Civic Theatre, Turn of the Screw will scare, startle, and creep you out. Susan has previously directed String of Pearls and won a National award for her direction Getting Out (1987). She last appeared in The Cemetery Club during Spokane Civic Theatre’s Season of Imagination.
Turn of the Screw, originally a novella by Henry James, is a chilling ghost story - expect creepiness, expect creepy.
Dramatists Play Service sums up Turn of the Screw with:
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?Turn of the Screw opens at Spokane Civic Theatre in the Firth J Chew Studio on October 21st. With less than 90 seats available per performance, you will want to consider reserving your seat sooner rather than later. Call Rebecca at Spokane Civic Theatre’s box office at 509.325.2507.