Fountain Hills Theater announces the Arizona Premier of the thriller Misery. Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, 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 the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers that 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.
William Goldman, who penned the screenplay for the Oscar-winning film version, as well as The Princess Bride and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, has written the new adaptation of Misery for the play, which will haveits Southwest Premiere at The Fountain Hills Theater. Misery is presented through Special Arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
Misery is directed by Chelsea Anderson and stars Patrick Russo, Christi Sweeney and Arthur Kilduff.