Stephen King's


Adapted by William Goldman Directed by Jeffrey Meanza

Write at your own risk

What happens when successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by his number one fan Annie Wilkes? He finds himself captive in her secluded home with a life-threatening request to rewrite his new novel. This nail biting cat-and-mouse-game will have you at the edge of your seat.

On stage

October 11–31, 2023

Ticket Prices

Tickets start at $20

Run Time

2 hours plus a 15 minute intermission

Show Warnings

Please be aware that this production contains stage violence and gore, a simulated gunshot, strobing light effects, and strong language.

Age recommendation

Recommended for patrons 14 and older.

Escape from Annie’s Basement!

PlayMakers and Escape on Purpose have created a thrilling escape room experience before the performance. Immerse yourself in Annie Wilkes’s basement with your friends and fellow audience members to try and figure your way out of Annie’s grip. Do you have what it takes to escape in time?

Space is limited! You’ll be receiving a link to sign up for your spot two days before your scheduled performance, so make sure to plan your visit with us!

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