Misery – Bluff City Theater

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The final show of the Spring season is based on a well-known Stephen King novel and is a bit of a departure for Bluff City Theater.  “Misery is perhaps one of Stephen King’s most-successful works,” says director Clark Cruikshank. “It was a best-selling novel and an Oscar-nominated movie.  Our production features a brand-new script by William Goldman who rose to fame as a novelist before writing the Oscar-winning scripts for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men.  The irony is that, while we all know the storyline, it’s really an allegory about what happens when a fictional story becomes real in the minds of some people.”

Annie Wilkes lives a lonely and solitary life in the wilds of Colorado and for her, the fictional character of Misery Chastain is her only companion.  So, when Annie discovers that the author Paul Sheldon has killed the character off in his latest manuscript, she takes him captive, and tortures him until he writes a new story that revives the character of Misery.



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212 Broadway
Hannibal, MO 63401

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