Stephen King’s Mis­ery in Chi­nese the­aters

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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

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