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.
October 11–31, 2023
Tickets start at $20
2 hours plus a 15 minute intermission
Please be aware that this production contains stage violence and gore, a simulated gunshot, strobing light effects, and strong language.
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!
▶ Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30 PM.
▶ Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 PM.
Previews not only cost less, but they allow you to be among the first audience members to experience Misery. Previews are the final step in the playmaking process as the directors, designers, cast and crew put the finishing touches on the show as they experience it with an audience for the first time—that’s you! Be an early adopter and earn bragging rights that you saw it first.
▶ Friday, October 13 at 7:30 PM.
Join us for a Friday the 13th performance of Misery followed by a celebration in the lobby with light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Get your playbill signed, meet the artists, and enjoy the festivities together.
Special Thanks to Pineapple Sol and Glasshalfull
Watch to see what Opening Nights are like at PlayMakers!
▶ Sunday, Oct 15 at 2:00 PM
Misery might not be the show for your young one to sit through, but that doesn’t mean they can’t join you. PlayMakers has partnered with Seed Art Share to provide on-site childcare for ages 4-12 with engaging, theatre-based fun while you enjoy the performance.
▶ Sunday, Oct 22 at 2:00 PM
This performance will feature Open Captioning, allowing you to read along with the dialogue.
Join us after the show for a post-show discussion to talk about the play: Horrible Women: Subverting Gender, Art, and Industry in Film.
Joining us are:
Johannah Maynard Edwards, Theatremaker and Gender Parity Advocate
Rose Steptoe, PhD candidate in English and Comparative Literature
Tiffany Albright, Filmmaker and Founder of the Queer Fear Film Series
Zayla Crocker, PhD student and teaching fellow in the English and Comparative Literature department.
▶ Tuesday, Oct 24 at 7:30 PM
ASL Interpreters and Audio Description will be available for patrons. For the best view of the ASL Interpreters, please contact the Box Office at 919.962.7529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
▶ Tuesday, Oct 31 at 7:30 PM
Because who doesn’t want a little extra fright on Halloween Night? Come in costume if you’d like. We’ll have candy!
Just don’t let parking be what scares you away—we’ll have free, reserved parking!