WRITTEN BY William Goldman
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY Stephen King
DIRECTED BY Curtis Barber
MARCH 3 ‒ 18, 2023
MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston
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RUNTIME: 2 hours (with one, 15-minute intermission)
On a dark and desolate snowy night, successful romance novelist, Paul, crashes his car into a snowbank and is rescued by his “number one fan,” Annie, 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 While Paul recovers, Annie reads an unpublished manuscript of his latest novel and becomes distraught when she learns that the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain.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?
A graceful and effective production
Photos by Gary Griffin
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“...whimsical and fantastic...”
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Applause. Applause. Applause!! The standing ovation was well deserved. A spectacular performance!!!
The entire cast was flawless and costumes were perfection!! The entire evening was a gift!
Killer costumes, gorgeous lighting and visuals - we laughed through the whole thing (until we didn’t). We really enjoyed it.
We were blown away by the show; Congratulations on a superb performance.
First visit to the theater and it was superb! The four actresses were absolutely fantastic!
This is a provocative, wigged-out (pun intended), exhilarating, razor-sharp look at power; activism; art...and sororite in an age of fraternite.
Olympe de Gouges
Production Stage Manager
Scenic & Lighting Design