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WRITTEN BY William Goldman

BASED ON THE NOVEL BY Stephen King

 

DIRECTED BY Curtis Barber

SEASON 7 | 2022–2023

MARCH 3 ‒ 18, 2023

MATCH | Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

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RUNTIME: 2 hours (with one, 15-minute intermission)

The Story

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 While Paul recovers, Annie reads an unpublished manuscript of his latest novel and becomes distraught when she learns that the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain.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?

star-solid
star-solid

A graceful and effective production

Photos by Gary Griffin

The Reviews

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READ THE HOUSTON PRESS REVIEW

“...whimsical and fantastic...”

The Promotion

MEET THE CAST

The Reaction

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.

The Misery Team

CAST

Jasmine Renee Thomas

Marianne Angelle

Annie Wild

Charlotte Corday

Melissa J. Marek

Marie Antoinette

CREATIVE TEAM

Trevor B. Cone

Sound Design

Malinda L. Beckham

Costume Design

John Baker

Production Manager

Malinda L. Beckham

Olympe de Gouges

Curtis Barber

Director

CREW

Barbara Alicea-Aponte

Production Stage Manager

Gary Griffin

Photographer

Mark Lewis

Scenic & Lighting Design

Nathalia Chiesa

Stagehand

Sydney Dunlap

Stagehand

Aaron Joseph Herrera

Costume Assistant