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Misery

a Drama
CATEGORY : DRAMA
by Stephen King, Adapted for the Stage by Simon Moore

COMPANY : Pumphouse Players [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Legion Theatre
ID# 2506

SHOWING : October 26, 2007 - November 10, 2007

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Popular romance novelist Paul Sheldon retires each winter to Colorado to write another work featuring heroine Misery Chastain. Driving while inebriated, he loses control of his car. He regains consciousness in a filthy, dilapidated farmhouse that is cut off from the outside world by a blizzard. Annie, the schizophrenic occupant, is his number one fan and she insists she will nurse him. His legs are crushed and he is dependant on her for pain relief. She discovers that his new book is not about Misery and she forces him to destroy it and write another. Thus begins Paul's descent into a living hell. PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS. IT IS RECOMMENDED FOR PATRONS 17 AND OLDER.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Barry KING
Asst. Stage Manager Michael Clark
Lighting Design Laura Demain
Designer/Poster Barry KING
Sound Design Barry KING
Set Design Barry KING
Asst. Director Corrine Scott
Annie Wilkes Carolyn Choe
Paul Sheldon Mac Smith
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REVIEWS

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Misery at The Pumphouse Players Inc
by voyager
Monday, October 29, 2007
4.5
While sitting in the historic Legion theatre in Cartersville, I didn't know what to expect from this play. It's been around for a few years and adapted by Simon Moore from the Stephen King book. We've all seen the film unless you've been living under a boulder.
My last play I saw at the Pumphouse was Davd Auburn's Proof which was okay, but that play isn't very interesting anyway.

As the lights dimmed some brooding music began and then a television sprang to life on stage which was a complete surprise and was very clever for the scene in which it was used.

As we progressed into the story of Annie Wilkes' disturbed mind, I found myself forgetting it was a stage play, no really. And knowing how the story turns out I found myself being surprised by several twists and details found only in the stage play and not in the film.

That's it, that's as far as I'll go. You need, no, you have to go see this play. It's a first rate production in Cartersville that will be worth whatever drive you make to get there.

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Misery....only the title!
by g8trhater
Sunday, October 28, 2007
4.5
Ok...I saw Misery on Friday evening in Cartersville...WOW...very good! Carolyn Choe IS Annie Wilkes. She was amazing. Kudos to the director for casting that role perfectly! The set was very detailed and technically it was one of the best shows I have seen...the lighting and the sound effects were excellent. The actor playing Paul Sheldon did a good job and I understand that this is his first time ever to be on stage and there were times when he was too whiney and needed to be a little more forceful, but all in all he did a fine job. If you have read the book or seen the movie you will not be disappointed and if you haven't...all the better, there will be lots of surprises to keep you on the edge of your seat. There is some strong language and some "omg..i am going to gag" scenes, so keep that in mind when deciding whether to bring the kids...I think I will have to see it again before it closes...yep, it was that good! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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