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Just in time for Halloween: An ingenious twist on an old-school ghost story

Jeffrey Hatcher’s spooky adaptation of Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw” creeps its way into Actors Co-op’s Crossley Theatre just in time for Halloween.

In ghost stories, isolation, both physical and psychological, is typically key.  In “Screw,” the story revolves around a nameless Governess hired to care for two young children, Miles and Flora, at a remote English estate.

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Before the buzz began on 'Moonlight,' the coming-of-age story started with playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney

For Tarell Alvin McCraney, watching “Moonlight” isn’t the wonderfully transformative experience it is for film critics shouting its praises from the rafters. It’s emotional. It’s painful. It’s struggle, embodied.

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What to see in L.A. galleries: An ode to a black sci-fi trailblazer and Lari Pittman 'Mood Books'
Essential Arts & Culture: Stoppard's new play, L.A.'s Wrigley Field, Dudamel's best-ever L.A. Phil piece

A new play from a renowned writer of screen and stage. The hidden history of L.A.’s Wrigley Field. (Sorry Chicago, we had one first.) And a choreographer receives his due. I’m Carolina A.

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Huntington displays photographer Edward Weston's 'Leaves of Grass' project, including overlooked 'masterpieces'
In 'Model Apartment' at the Geffen, family scars are skin deep — and to the bone

The word trauma originally referred to a physical wound or defeat. Later usage, influenced by Freud, stressed an injury of the mind — invisible but no less real for being unseen.

Unseen but not undetectable.

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