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Turn of the Screw

Nov 2 - Nov 10, 2013
The New Hazlett Theatre Center for Performing Arts

Performances are typically 2 hours long.

Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 PM
Sunday @ 2:30 PM


“A total theatrical experience, a challenge for the imagination.”

Turn of the Screw

Turn of the Screw

Adapted by Jeffery Hatcher, from the novella by Henry James
Directed by Joe Warik






George Saulnier (Man)  George is delighted to be performing with Prime Stage.  He recently made his Pittsburgh debut in Same Time, Next Year at the South Park Theater, directed by Wayne Brinda. After that he was in Oedipus at Throughline Theatre. George has been acting professionally for 28 years, mostly in Boston.  He studied at Emerson College, Trinity Rep Conservatory, Shakespeare & Co., Harvard University, and with Anna Deveare-Smith. Since arriving in Pittsburgh this past September, he studies at Donna Belajac Studios with Jill Wadsworth. Favorite roles include: Mason Marzac in Take Me Out; Hamm in Endgame; Hamlet in Hamlet; Krapp in Krapp’s Last Tape; George in Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; and Lloyd in Mud.

Lissa Brennan (Governess)  Lissa is an actor, director and playwright who has worked or had works staged in England, Spain, Portugal, India, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil, as well as across the United States. In Pittsburgh, she was most recently seen in Don Juan Comes Home FromThe War and The Vibrator Play with Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre. Other favorite local appearances include Bug and Killer Joe with barebones productions; DogFace with Quantum Theatre; Salome and Beckett Fest with Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre; Othello, Measure for Measure, and The Libertine with Unseam’d Shakespeare; and The Maids, A Doll’s House, and Kathakali Macbeth with her own company, Dog & Pony Show. This is her first appearance with Prime Stage Theatre.

Jeffrey Hatcher (Playwright) Broadway: Never Gonna Dance (book). Off-Broadway: Three Viewings and A Picasso at Manhattan Theatre Club; Scotland Road and The Turn of the Screw at Primary Stages; Tuesdays with Morrie (with Mitch Albom) at The Minetta Lane; Murder by Poe, The Turn of the Screw, and The Spy at The Acting Company; Neddy at American Place; and Fellow Travelers at Manhattan Punchline. Other Plays/Theaters: Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Mrs. Mannerly, Murderers, Mercy of a Storm, Smash, Armadale, Korczak’s Children, To Fool the Eye, The Falls, A Piece of the Rope, All the Way with LBJ, The Government Inspector, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and others at The Guthrie, Old Globe, Yale Rep, The Geffen, Seattle Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Arizona Theater Company, San Jose Rep, The Empty Space, Indiana Rep, Children’s Theater Company, History Theater, Madison Rep, Intiman, Illusion, Denver Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Rep, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Actors Theater of Louisville, Philadelphia Theater Company, Asolo, City Theater, Studio Arena and dozens more in the U.S. and abroad. Film/ TV: Stage Beauty, Casanova, The Duchess, and episodes of Columbo. Grants/Awards: NEA, TCG, Lila Wallace Fund, Rosenthal New Play Prize, Frankel Award, Charles MacArthur Fellowship Award, McKnight Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and Barrymore Award Best New Play. He is a member and/or alumnus of The Playwrights Center, the Dramatists Guild, the Writers Guild, and New Dramatists