Attend a lively musical performance, go dancing at one of the many street festivals planned throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, explore regional gem mines, sample your way across a food and wine festival, or explore a new art exhibit. There’s no shortage of cool things to do here in Western North Carolina. Here’s a list of some of the best events taking place this month.
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The Turn of the Screw
October 30 @ 2:00 pm
One event on October 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm
One event on October 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm
One event on October 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm
One event on November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm
One event on October 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on October 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on October 25, 2019 at 8:00 pm
One event on October 26, 2019 at 8:00 pm
One event on November 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm
One event on November 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Flat Rock Playhouse welcomes fall and all its seasonal delights with “The Turn of the Screw,” an adaptation of the classic 1898 horror novella by Henry James. “The Turn of the Screw” occurs in Victorian England on a remote country estate when a new governess arrives and assumes care for two orphaned children at the request of their mysterious uncle. While the home and children initially seem picturesque, the governess soon begins to question if there might be more figures wandering around the estate than just the children.
Henry James’ original novella shocked readers as a story ahead of its time. Drawing primarily on psychological thrills (a modern approach at the time), “The Turn of the Screw” is also iconically Victorian: lonely and secret, with no one to call and no lights by which to see. As the governess and the audience discover more about the children and the estate, both must discern if the haunting figures and sounds are real or if they are all in the governess’ head. Similar to the original text, the production’s script leaves much to the artistry of directors and designers to blur the lines of reality and instill their audiences with creeping insecurity. “The Turn of the Screw” promises a perplexing performance that perfectly captures the enchanting power of the imagination and live storytelling.