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Misery Title | 2023 Production | Bucyrus Little Theatre


Written by: William Goldman
Based on the novel by: Stephen King
Directed by: Scott Painter
Sponsored by: Spreng Capital Management

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“Misery” follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, played by Tracy McAdams, who is rescued from a car crash by his "number one fan," Annie Wilkes, played by Beth Hartzler. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads his latest book and quickly becomes enraged upon discovering her favorite author killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie soon forces Paul to write a new Misery Chastain novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go until she gets her way. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it ... and it does.

Meet The Cast

Tracy McAdams | Ohio Community Theatre | Bucyrus Little Theatre

Tracy McAdams

Paul Sheldon

Beth Hartzler | Ohio Community Theatre | Bucyrus Little Theatre

Beth Hartzler

Annie Wilkes

Romeo Eggleton | Ohio Community Theatre | Bucyrus Little Theatre

Romeo Eggleton


About The Director

Scott Painter is no stranger to the Bucyrus Little Theatre. In addition to directing more than 20 shows over the course of more than 30 years, including “Of Mice and Men,” “Doubt,” “Annie,” Diary of Anne Frank,” “Cinderella,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” and “On Golden Pond,” among others; he previously served as president of the Bucyrus Little Theatre’s Board of Directors.

“A strong amateur community theater presence is a desirable and necessary asset to a well-rounded community,” said Painter. “After a brief absence, I’m pleased to be working with veteran BLT actors Tracy McAdams, Beth Hartzler, and Romeo Eggleton. I’m also happy to have had the opportunity to reconnect with Dann Johns, a long time friend and collaborator for the sound effects on this production; and Tom Etsinger, who has put a lot of work into building the ‘Misery’ set based upon my wife, Janet’s, design.”

Scott Painter | Ohio Community Theatre | Bucyrus Little Theatre

Listen To Scott Painter, director of "Misery," talk about the production with Dave Bush, host of the Community Spotlight Podcast on Crawford County Now.


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