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Misery

 

by William Goldman

adapted from Stephen King's novel

 

Directed by Paul Strain

Stage Managed by Lisa Strain

Sponsored by the Danville Library Foundation

 

"Misery," a gripping stage adaptation by William Goldman of Stephen King's novel, plunges the audience into the chilling encounter between Paul Sheldon, a celebrated novelist, and Annie Wilkes, his self-proclaimed number one fan. After Paul is rescued from a car crash by Annie, he finds himself imprisoned in her remote home, where his gratitude swiftly turns to horror. The play masterfully weaves a tale of obsession and survival, as Annie's volatile moods and deranged devotion demand Paul resurrect her favorite character from his novels. Through intense dialogue and a claustrophobic setting, "Misery" explores the dark intersections of fandom, creativity, and control, leaving audiences on the edge of their seats as Paul's desperation to escape escalates into a deadly game of wits with his captor.

Starring:

Annie Wilkes - Jamie McDaniels

Paul Sheldon - Matt Hester

Sheriff Buster - Anthony Smith

Performances:
August 2-3, 2024, at 7:30 PM
August 4, 2024, at 2 PM
August 9-10, 2024, at 7:30 PM
August 11, 2024, at 2 PM

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