barebones productions returns for in-person performances with Misery, by William Goldman May 13 – June 5, 2022. This show premieres almost precisely two years to the date they were supposed to open their 2020 season.
(During the hiatus the blackbox theater received an extensive HVAC upgrade for the safety of audiences and artists.)
In Misery (based on Stephen King‘s best-selling novel), reality becomes stranger than fiction.
“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.
Featuring Sheila McKenna, David Whalen, and James Howard under the direction of Patrick Jordan.
“There are no lulls in famed screenwriter William Goldman’s 90-minute stage adaptation of the Stephen King story, which Goldman himself translated into the 1990 film… Exposition that took a dozen pages in paperback and at least several minutes on screen plays out…faster than snow piling up in a Colorado blizzard.” —NBC New York.
Performances are May 13 – June 5, 2022 at the barebones blackbox theater on the
Bingo O’Malley Stage | 1211 Braddock Avenue, Braddock, PA 15104
For tickets visit: https://barebonesproductions.ticketspice.com/misery
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