Our Next Show
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True Rep will be keeping audiences in suspense this fall with Stephen King’s classic thriller Misery adapted for the stage by William Goldman. Paul Sheldon, a successful romance writer, is saved, following a car accident on a snowy night, by Annie Wilkes, his “number one fan.” As she nurses him to health, while waiting for the roads to clear, Paul begins to realize that his number one fan is unhinged, and a terrifying game of cat and mouse unfolds as Paul tries to outsmart his capture.
“Annie Wilkes has been my dream role for over twenty years, and I am thrilled to be playing her. She is a complicated woman, and I am excited to explore her many moods and neuroses,” says local veteran actor Chris Bradshaw Bailey of Plymouth. She will be playing opposite Mark Reed of Hull who is thrilled to be playing the tortured Paul Sheldon. “This is the most complex role I have ever played. I feel privileged to be working with such wonderful artists who I know will help me meet this challenge,” said Reed. They will be joined by Julie Butler in the role of the sheriff. “It is always fun to play a role originally written for the opposite gender. I am looking forward to bringing something new to this character,” says Ms. Butler.
The show will be directed by True Rep Artistic Director Donald Sheehan. “What I find most intriguing about doing Misery now, having just come out of COVID, is how timely this particular story is today. A woman, a nurse, who is living in complete isolation and whose mental health has deteriorated to a dangerous degree. The play also examines how the balance of power within a relationship shifts and changes.”
The show will perform on Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29 at 8PM and Oct. 23 & 30 at 3:00PM. Tickets may be purchased at the door.