Miner League Theatre Players to perform haunted tale

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On October 3, 2017

The Miner League Theatre Players at Missouri University of Science and technology will perform “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James in October.

Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12; Friday, Oct. 13; and Saturday, Oct. 14. A matinee will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. All performances will be held in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and under and Missouri S&T students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased through the Leach Theatre Box Office located inside the vestibule at the main entrance of Castleman Hall facing 10th Street.

“The Turn of the Screw” begins with a handsome but mysterious master and a young governess who is attracted to him. Hired to care for two adolescents who may or may not be innocent, the governess sees and hears terrifying things— but are they real?

“’The Turn of the Screw,’ adapted for the stage by Jack Neary, is a story that contains both Gothic and ghostly elements,” says Jeanne Stanley, associate professor of arts, languages, and philosophy at Missouri S&T and director of the play. “Some audience members might experience a few goose bumps, just in time for the Halloween season.”

The following students will be involved in the production:

• Markus Baur, Miles, a 10th grader from Rolla, Missouri

• Alyssa Bennett, Governess, a senior in Physics from Imperial, Missouri

• Paul Cassell, Quint, a senior in computer science from Creve Coeur, Missouri

• Haley Jenkins, Jessell, a junior in mechanical engineering from Poplar Grove, Illinois

• Chris Peabody, Master, a senior in computer engineering from Wentzville, Missouri

• Mackenzie Townley, Flora, a 10th grader from Rolla, Missouri

• Raelynn Twohy, Mrs. Grose, a freshman in biological sciences from St. Peters, Missouri

For more information contact the Leach Theatre Box Office at 341-4219 or leach@mst.edu.

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