Atlantic Repertory Theatre Launch New Season

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Saint John’s Atlantic Repertory Theatre begins a new season this month with The Turn of the Screw.

Season three of the Atlantic Repertory Company (ARC) is in full swing. The first offering of the company’s 2020-2021 season is the Jeffrey Hatcher adaptation of the Henry James novella The Turn of the Screw, a haunting tale of a young governess in Victorian England who travels to an isolated Manor in the countryside to care for two recently orphaned children. Finding herself haunted by the ghosts of two former servants, she must determine if they are real or just a product of her imagination.

“This play has a lot of space for the audience to fill with themselves,” said Jesse LaPointe, one of the actors in the show. “I think when something invites an audience’s imagination in like that it has the potential to leave a lasting impression. It’s what I love about the script and what I’m hoping the audience loves as well.”

The small but mighty production team are making added adjustments to ensure the play shows well for both live audiences as well as those who wish to view from home. 

“I love a classic ghost story! Especially around Halloween when you are a grown adult who doesn’t get to trick or treat, getting to play in a world full of psychological thrills and supernatural sightings is a blast,” said Quispamsis actor Caroline Bell, who will join LaPointe in this two-actor production. “Audiences will love being taken into a horror story and leaving wondering what they would have done!” 

The Turn of the Screw will run at the BMO Studio Theatre from October 20-24 and again from October 27-31. The play will also be streaming from October 27-31. Live audiences require a mask until seated and are encouraged to purchase tickets with those in their social bubble at the same time.

For in person (live) tickets call 506-652-7582 ext. 236. For streaming tickets visit 

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