“Misery” will kick off the Cutler Bros.’ October festivities at the brother’s theatre in Deer Lodge beginning Saturday, October 13th @ 7:30 pm and running until Sunday, October 21st at 2:00 pm. “Misery” is a parody adapted by Kelly Cutler based on the Stephen King thriller, the 1990 film starring Kathy Bates and James Caan, and original ideas set forth by the Cutler Bros. entertainment group. Tickets are $15 to $18.
The adaptation on “Misery” takes place in the far backwoods of northern Colorado where ex-nurse Annie Wilkes (Carin Sullivan) resides in a docile farmhouse. A blizzardy night in early January pulls famous novelist Paul Sheldon (Kelly Cutler) off the roads in most violent fashion. He would have surely died if Miss Wilkes hadn’t been on the roads that evening. After waking up to a true Hell, perhaps Mr. Sheldon wishes death was the consequence of the car crash.
“Misery” is a psychological thriller that pins Annie Wilkes against Paul Sheldon. Annie is Paul’s self-proclaimed “number one fan.” Paul quickly realizes that Annie actually just has a couple of bolts loose in her head and he needs a quick escape route. However, both of his legs are broken, and Annie is a dominating character, both physically and emotionally. As personality after personality come forth from Annie’s psyche, Paul realizes just how much trouble he truly is in.
The show is deemed a “parody” by Cutler Brother’s Productions because it is a conglomeration of book, movie, social commentary, and original thought. “The adaptation of this Stephen King thriller is a bit darker, a bit more comedic, and still comments on all of the juiciest parts of the book and the movie,” said the show’s director and the actor to portray Paul Sheldon, Kelly Cutler. He added, “Our Creepshow theme last year was Stephen King, and the Misery scene showed me just how much darker and more disturbing the character of Annie Wilkes can go.”
“Misery” plays live on the Cutler Brother’s stage, located at 301 Main in Deer Lodge, from October 13th to the 21st. Nightly showings are Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Tickets may be pre-reserved by calling the box office at (406) 846-4096, or by visiting cutlerbros.com. Show not appropriate for children 12 and under.
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