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AUDITIONS

WRITTEN BY William Goldman
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY Stephen King

DIRECTED BY Curtis Barber

SEASON 7 | 2022–2023

Tuesday, Dec. 6 & Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 7–10pm

CALLBACKS ARE INVITATION ONLY ON THURSDAY, Dec. 8, 7–10PM

On a dark and desolate snowy night, successful romance novelist, Paul Sheldon, crashes his car into a snowbank and is rescued by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, who brings the unconscious Paul back to her isolated home. While Paul recovers, Annie reads an unpublished manuscript of his latest novel and becomes distraught when she learns that the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Holding him hostage, Annie forces Paul to write a new novel where Misery survives, and he wonders if Annie has any intention of ever letting him go. When loneliness confuses fictional characters for beloved friends, and passion leads to distortion, can either of them survive the misery?

 

Available roles:

Annie Wilkes: Female, 30's - 60's, any race/ethnicity

Buster (the sheriff): Male, 30's - 60's , any race/ethnicity

The role of Paul Sheldon has already been cast.

The Story

Auditions require registration.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

Misery runs March 3 - 18, 2023 at MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston. Stipends will be provided to all cast members.

Auditions are Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7 at Beckham Insurance Agency, 15455 Memorial Drive, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77079 and are by appointment only. To register for an audition slot, click on the button above.

Rehearsal will begin on or about January 2. The actual schedule will be determined once casting is complete but will most likely be 4-5 evenings a week.

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Photos by Gary Griffin

The Reviews

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“This is how you electrify an audience with barely any set, a pair of brave actors, a musical genius, whipsmart lighting, and a deft directorial hand from the company's leading lady.”

The Promotion

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The Reaction

“...a stunning two man performance that left us reeling.”

“Just go. You won’t see a better play in Houston this year.”

“...an amazing, emotionally gripping experience.”

A Steady Rain Team

CAST

CREATIVE TEAM

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Original Score

Malinda L. Beckham

Director, Scenic & Costume Design

John Baker

Lighting Design

Gary Griffin

Photographer

CREW

Barbara Alicea-Aponte

Production Stage Manager

Trevor B. Cone

Joey

Kevin Daugherty

Denny

Jon Harvey

Sound Design

Mark Lewis

Production Manager