Barebones Theater Opens ‘Misery’ on Friday the 13th (Fri., 5/13/22)

David Whalen plays Paul, the injured romance novelist, opposite Sheila McKenna as nurse Annie in barebones productions' production of 'Misery.'

David Whalen plays Paul, the injured romance novelist, opposite Sheila McKenna as nurse Annie in barebones productions’ production of ‘Misery.’

MISERY by by William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King. barebones productions. May 13 – June 5.

Many of us know Misery as a novel by Stephen King and a film starring James Caan and Kathy Bates. It’s also been adapted as a play and barebones productions is putting it on this month. In Misery an acclaimed romance novelist was injured in a car accident in Colorado. He is found and cared for by a nurse who is his biggest fan, and also deranged. The roller coaster ride occurs in her house, where she is caring for him. The nurse can be nice, but also can be very evil. At barebones black box theater all the Misery action will have more impact in a smaller theatrical setting. 8 p.m. 1211 Braddock Ave., Braddock.