BUFFALO, NY –( release) Just in time for the Halloween season, the Irish Classical Theatre Company continues its 2011-2012 Season with The Turn of the Screw, Jeffrey Hatcher’s chilling adaptation of Henry James’ quintessential gothic thriller, Thursday, October 20 through Sunday November 13. Directed by ICTC Associate Director Derek Campbell, The Turn of the Screw stars ICTC Artistic Director Vincent O’Neill as The Man and Guest Artist Carolyn Baeumler as The Woman.
Carolyn Baeumler plays The Governess hired to care for the children at the foreboding Bly Estate. Ensnared in a web of sinister secrets, her fear mounts; yet, she is unable to control her growing fascination with her enigmatic young charge, Miles. In this daring and provocative adaptation, Hatcher employs a clever theatrical device with The Man (Vincent O’Neill) portraying all the other characters in the play.
Western New York native Carolyn Baeumler makes her ICTC debut in The Turn of the Screw. She studied at Studio Arena Theatre School before moving to New York City and graduating from NYU. Notable among her many Off-Broadway credits, she originated the roles of Marcie, Lili and Nina Spicer in The Beebo Brinker Chronicles (37 Arts) the role of Lydia in Chuck Mee’s Big Love at BAM. Carolyn also has extensive film, television and regional theatre credits.
Vincent O’Neill played the series of characters that comprise the role of The Man in ICTC’s 1998 production of The Turn of the Screw, the last play to be presented at The Calumet, prior to the Company’s move to its current home, The Andrews Theatre.