Misery

jan 26 - feb 11, 2018
Based on the Novel by Stephen King
Written by William Goldman
Theatre:
Mainstage

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 the manuscript to his newest novel 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.

A lighting effect and gunshot are used in the production. Misery contains adult language.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical affects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.


The performance at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Feb. 4, will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.

Sponsored by:

Paul Sheldon
Micheal Davenport
Annie Wilkes
Preshia Paulding
Buster
Michael Meacham

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: Feb. 11, 2018
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents “Misery”  
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, Lbakros@dmplayhouse.com, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the suspense-filled “Misery,” Jan. 26-Feb. 11, 2018. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. “Misery” is sponsored by Edward Jones.

A horrible automobile accident nearly claims best-selling author Paul Sheldon’s (Micheal Davenport) life. Luckily, his number one fan, Annie (Preshia Paulding), is there to save him and nurse him. It doesn’t take long, however, for Paul to realize he is living a nightmare. Completely at Annie’s mercy, he’s unsure if he’ll make it out alive after all. Based on the novel by Stephen King, “Misery” will have audiences on the edges of their seats.

The Playhouse cast is directed by John Viars. The cast also includes Michael Meacham as Buster.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and “Misery,” contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

“Misery ” Performances: Jan. 26-Feb. 11, 2018
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday

“Misery ” Tickets
Ticket prices start at $29
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Micheal Davenport is author Paul Sheldon and Preshia Paulding is Annie Wilkes, his number one fan, in “Misery,” Jan. 26-Feb. 11, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse.

Micheal Davenport is author Paul Sheldon and Preshia Paulding is Annie Wilkes, his number one fan, in “Misery,” Jan. 26-Feb. 11, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse.

Micheal Davenport is author Paul Sheldon and Preshia Paulding is Annie Wilkes, his number one fan, in “Misery,” Jan. 26-Feb. 11, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse.

Micheal Davenport is author Paul Sheldon and Preshia Paulding is Annie Wilkes, his number one fan, in “Misery,” Jan. 26-Feb. 11, 2018, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse.