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October 31st, 2008 By Rick Pender | Arts & Culture | Posted In: Theater

Stage Door: Ghosts and Bad Behavior


Halloween seems on its way to being celebrated as a classic holiday, so perhaps it's appropriate that Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has not one but two productions that specifically the give-me-goosebumps crowd. Their staging of Hamlet has a heavy dose of ghosts and bad behavior, with a touch of film noir and martial arts, so it's a great choice for this weekend. (Read review here.)

And if that's not enough, catch their two-actor version of one of the all-time-great ghost stories, Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Hatcher. It's played in dim light with lots of psychological overtones, and the story about a governess and two kids who might be possessed leaves you with more questions than answers. Perfect for those who need a few Halloween chills. Hamlet happens on Friday and Saturday evenings and a Sunday matinee; Screw is available in a Saturday matinee and on Sunday evening. (Read review here.) Tickets: 513-381-2273.

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