Cincinnati to find comfort in Misery

September 1, 2018 by  

‘Misery’ is on its way to Cincinnati, but despite the name, the chances are it is going to bring thrills and suspense, as the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park opens its new season with Stephen King’s thriller.

When Paul Sheldon, a writer of wildly popular romances, has an auto accident, he is saved by his “Number One Fan,” nurse Annie Wilkes, who takes him to her secluded home to recover. What seems like a miraculous rescue soon turns deadly as it becomes apparent Wilkes has no plans to let Sheldon go.

William Goldman, the talented screenwriter celebrated for his work on films such as ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’, for which he won an Oscar, adapted King’s novel for both stage and screen. Blake Robison, the artistic director of the Playhouse, has the directorial duties for the show, while audience favorites Barbara Chisholm and David Whalen play Annie and Paul. In cases like this, managers can use poster printing to create attractive posters advertising a production, which fans might like to purchase.

‘Misery’ opens today for four preview performances, with the official opening night on September 6, and runs through September 29. The curtain goes up at 7:30 pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays; and 8:00 pm on Fridays. On Saturdays the performances are at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm, while Sunday matinees are slightly earlier at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.