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Theater & art

Stage Review

An eerie old haunt sets the stage for ‘Turn of the Screw’

A Victorian ghost story staged in a Victorian mansion – what could be spookier?

The young theater company Simple Machine is presenting “The Turn of the Screw” in two of them — the Gibson House Museum in the Back Bay and the Taylor House Bed and Breakfast in Jamaica Plain – in a haunting production that takes terrific advantage of Jeffrey Hatcher’s spare adaptation of Henry James’s tale.

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