Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society

Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society



Mar. 23 - Apr. 2, 2023

Thurs. + Fri + Sat @ 7:30 pm
Sun @ 2:00 pm

Westwego Cultural Center

177 Sala Avenue | Westwego, LA

by William Goldman
based on the novel by Stephen King
Directed by Simone Daniel

MISERY Loves Company! Join us for the stage version of Stephen King’s novel! 

Based on the novel by quintessential horror writer Stephen King, Misery tells the story of novelist Paul Sheldon as he transitions from writing historical romances featuring heroine Misery Chastain to publishing literary fiction. Annie Wilkes, Sheldon's number one fan, rescues the author from the scene of a car accident. The former nurse takes care of him in her remote house but becomes irate when she discovers that the author has killed Misery off in his latest book. Annie keeps Sheldon prisoner while forcing him to write a book that brings Misery back to life.

The stage adaptation is by two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman, who penned the 1990 screen version of the 1987 novel.

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Simone Daniel (Director) is a director, writer, costume designer based in Brooklyn, NY and works professionally in film and television.  An enthusiastic believer in Ensemble based work, Simone has supported and nurtured the life of and developed a large body of work for several young companies such as The Scranton Shakespeare Festival, The New Vintage Ensemble, Scranton Fringe Festival and more. She has developed two shows which have gone on to premiere at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and many more works which have toured domestically at Fringe Festivals across America.  Her passion is live theater but also works frequently across mediums with special focus on audio dramas.  This is her first time working with Jefferson Performing Arts Society.


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Eric Lincoln

Paul Sheldon

Reagan Lincoln

Annie Wilkes

David Haydel

Sheriff Buster

Photo Credit: John B. Barrois