The intimate production (34 seats!) comes to life in the Greek Revival parlors of the Merchant's House Museum, a 178-year-old Federal house hailed by the New York Times as "Manhattan's best-preserved" 19th-century home. The Turn of the Screw follows a young governess to an English country estate to care for two young orphans supported by their wealthy yet distant uncle. She quickly discovers that the sudden deaths of the children's previous caretakers haunt the home and seduce all who remain. The governess makes it her mission to purge these lingering ghosts from the premises by any means necessary.