‘The Turn of the Screw’staged at Toledo theater

Actors Collaborative Toledo (ACT) will present the area premiere of “The Turn of the Screw” adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from the novella by Henry James at The Toledo Repertoire Theatre, 16 Tenth St., Toledo.

The play is directed by F. Scott Regan, from the film and theater department at Bowling Green State University, and features Joshua Keidan, last seen in ACT’s production of “Ben Hur,” and Sydney Breeding, who is making her ACT debut.

Based on the provocative tale of suspense, horror, and repressed sexuality, this adaptation is reimagined as a play for two actors. Breeding plays the young governess who journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. The young governess has begun to see specters haunting the children, and she must find a way to stop the fiends before it too late. But one frightening question tortures the would-be heroine: Are the ghost real or are they the product of her own fevered imagination?

Keidan plays all the other characters in this ghostly tale.

Show times are Nov. 4-5 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at www.toledorep.org.