By William Goldman
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Directed by James Raby
Original Broadway production produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Castle Rock Entertainment, Liz Glotzer, Mark Kaufman, Martin Shafer, and Raymond Wu
World premiere produced at Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA (Jed Bernstein, producing director)
Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new Misery novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does.
PERFORMANCES: Oct. 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.