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By William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King

Directed by Joseph Johnson

April 21st - May 7th, 2023

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 Misery novel, and he quickly 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.


  • Sarah Campbell as Annie Wilkes
  • Tristan Brown as Paul Sheldon
  • Greg Knox as Buster



Perfectly cast and expertly directed. Fans of the movie won't be disappointed, and newcomers will be riveted.

Elizabeth B

Suspenseful, shocking, and EXCELLENTLY acted. And the set is so good! This is a can't miss!


It was fabulous! The acting was spot on. I love that we have such amazing local talent.

Barb G

In an overused word - Fabulous!

Kevin C

This project is being supported in whole or in part, by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance