Wednesday, November 30, 2022

#1 Fan: live with the company of Neptune Theatre’s Misery

Misery plays at Neptune Theatre's Fountain Hall from October 14 through November 6.

Just in time for the spooky season, Neptune Theatre continues its 2022-2023 season with Misery.

“Yes the show can be unnerving and scary, but it’s truly about how these two characters interact with each other and how their actions affect each other’s perceptions of their reality.” – Jeremy Webb

Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, Misery tells the story of successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon who is rescued from a car crash by his “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes.

While Paul is convalescing in her secluded home, Annie reads the manuscript of his latest novel. She becomes enraged when she discovers that the author has killed off her favourite character, Misery Chastain.

Quickly realizing that Annie has no intention of letting him leave, she forces Paul to write a new Misery novel as if his life depended on it.

Adapted for the stage by William Goldman, the play dives deep into the psychological abuse and torture, while keeping a darkly humorous tone.

Halifax Presents contributing editor Mark Robins was live at Neptune Theatre in downtown Halifax to chat with director Jeremy Webb and actors Hugh Thompson and Samantha Wilson to find out more.

Misery runs October 14 through November 6 at Neptune’s Fountain Hall. Visit neptunetheatre.com for tickets and information. 

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