Misery

By William Goldman, adapted from the novel by Stephen King

Directed by Paul J. Potenza

Mar. 17 – Apr. 9, 2023

Preview Performances: Mar. 15 – 16

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

[Jobsite] has mounted a very funny, fast-as-the-wind production … Jenkins clearly has an inspired vision for the material and his miraculous design team [is] perfectly in sync. The staging is simple and fluid, but always striking. – Creative Loafing

Nothing from Mon., Jul. 4, 2022 to Sun., Jul. 10, 2022.

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Single ticket prices listed ($29.50) are base-line prices. Prices for individual performances will increase based on demand​.

What It’s About

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 his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new novel, but he 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. .

Jobsite has adapted literature, specifically horror, for decades. One could rightly claim these productions have helped define our aesthetic. From comic send-ups of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to cult-hits by Clive Barker, it’s difficult to find a Jobsite season without literary spookums. Audiences continue to vote with their feet to let us know this is the content they are here for! This production is particularly important for Jobsite in this recovery season, as it serves as a major fundraiser: all principal actor and director salaries are being donated back to the company.

There are no lulls in famed screenwriter William Goldman’s 90-minute stage adaptation of the Stephen King story, which Goldman himself translated into the 1990 film … [it moves] faster than snow piling up in a Colorado blizzard.

NBC New York

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Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director
  • Brian Smallheer – Technical Director
  • Vivian E. Rodriguez – Production Stage Manager

Cast

  • Colleen Cherry – O’Casey / Betty Dullfoot / Actor / Fish
  • Giles Davies – Giuseppe “The Florist” Givola / Bowl / Servant / Smith
  • Spencer Meyers – Ernesto Roma / Prosecutor / Minister
  • Andresia Moseley – Clark / Dockdaisy / Woman / Shorty
  • Derrick Phillips – Arturo Ui / Judge
  • Blake Smallen – Young Dogsborough / Ragg / Defense / Inna / Jim Crocket
  • Katrina Stevenson – Emanuele Giri / Butcher
  • Hugh Timoney – Dogsborough / Ignatius Dullfoot / Greenwool / Physician

Crew

  • Jo Averill-Snell – Lighting Designer
  • Teah Banks – Rehearsal Stage Manager
  • Jeremy Douglass – Composer/Sound Designer
  • David M. Jenkins – Video Designer
  • Brian Smallheer – Scenic Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer

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