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The Turn of the Screw
Off Off Broadway, The Morris-Jumel Mansion, Everyday Inferno

Reviewed by Dave Osmundsen

BOTTOM LINE: A sufficiently chilling, though not quite riveting, adaptation of Henry James’ classic ghost story, presented in the beautiful historic Morris-Jumel mansion.

It’s very fitting that Everyday Inferno stages its adaptation of James’ novella in a tiny room in the Morris-Jumel mansion, which has a bit of a ghostly history itself. Those who love historic houses are recommended to take some time before the show to look around the mansion, which contains gorgeously furnished and well-kept rooms that prominent historical figures such as George Washington and Alexander Burr lived in...

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Featured Artist

TRAVIS BOATRIGHT

Busy costume designer Travis Boatright has a lot going on these days. You can see her work in the upcoming musical Royal Fables, presented by Libra Theater Company at the Access Theatre starting October 30th. We learned about her background, her influences, her love of Disney princesses, and her (somewhat incongruous) tendency to work with blood and gore.

Read the Theasy interview with Travis here!