Stephen King’s Misery in Chinese theaters
Directed by UK director Paul Garrington, a Chinese version of Misery, adapted from the Stephen King novel published in 1987, will be staged at Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center, marking the first time the story will appear on the stage in China. Misery follows a famous writer named Paul Sheldonm who is rescued in a car accident by a fan named Annie Wilkes, who then holds him in captivity in her house while forcing him to write a new book that will please her. The story was adapted into a film in 1990 and won an Academy Award for Best Actress for Kathy Bates. The Chinese play will see Tian Shui and Fan Yilin take turns delivering the role of Annie Wilkes. Tian is a multi-award winning actress with works including Death and the Maiden, Othello and 4.48 Psychosis. Fan is a rising star in the Chinese theater scene with acclaimed works such as Noises Off and WWW.COM. The role of Paul Sheldon will be played by Lü Liang.
Date: Until March 26, 7:30 pm
Venue: Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center
Address: 288 Anfu Road
Tickets: 80 yuan to 380 yuan
Call 6473-5676 for details