Stage Center announces their production of Stephen King’s Misery

Stage Center (SC) proudly announces the third main stage production of their 12th Season, Stephen King’s Misery. Themed “Backlot to Broadway” their 2023 season features productions made famous by their motion picture counterparts. Their summer play, the 4th in their Left of Center Series, will open August 18, 2023, for a one-week run at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the Centenary College Campus. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 31 online at or call/text (318) 218-9978 Monday-Friday between noon-4:00 PM.

Successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by his ‘Number One Fan,’ Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. While Paul is convalescing, Annie reads the manuscript to his newest novel and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favorite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new ‘Misery’ novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does.

Starring Heather Peak Hooper as Annie Wilkes, Blayne Weaver as Paul Sheldon, and Josh Talley as the sheriff, Misery is adapted by William Goldman from his original screenplay, based on the novel by Stephen King, and directed by SC Artistic Director Jared Watson.

Performances will be staged at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana. Shows will be performed at 7:30pm on August 18 and 19 as well as 2pm on August 20. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors/military, and $20 for students.

For information on this or any of their exciting upcoming projects or to join their e-blast list, call/text 218-9978 or email

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Paul Savage, Jr.

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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