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adapted by William Goldman from the novel by Stephen King

Featuring Christopher Elst, Kelly Doherty, and Jonathan Wainwright

Directed by Artistic Director Brent Hazelton**

Studio Theatre | November 18th - December 18th, 2022

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Kelly Doherty and Jonathan Wainwright

A white-knuckle staging of one of the most well-read best-sellers of all time

Rescued from a car crash that leaves him unable to walk, novelist Paul Sheldon wakes in the secluded home of Annie Wilkes, his self-proclaimed number one fan. But doting convalescent care quickly turns into unhinged rage when Annie learns that Paul’s latest novel includes the death of her favorite character—and Paul is left to fight for his life if he has any hopes of escape. Whether you’re a newcomer to the story or a devoted fan, this spine-tingling, tense cat-and-mouse stage adaptation will grip you until the very end.

Recommended for ages 16+


Scenic Designer
Lighting Designer

Costume Designer
Properties Designer
Sound Designer
Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Fight Choreographer

Christopher Elst, Kelly Doherty*, and Jonathan Wainwright* 

Lisa Schlenker***
Noele Stollmack***
Trinae Williams-Henning
Madelyn Yee
Josh Schmidt***
Emily Wright*

Josh Hart
Christopher Elst


We're thrilled to partner with MKE Film and the Oriental Theatre!


Milwaukee Film is proud to present a chilling and thrilling Stephen King film series in partnership with the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. After you check out THE SHININGTHE DEAD ZONE, and MISERY at the Oriental Theatre, be sure to get tickets to see a performance of Misery at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre from November 18-December 18!


Screening in gorgeous 35mm!


The Shining
(dir. Stanley Kubrick | USA | 1980)
Friday, November 4 @ 7 p.m.

The Dead Zone
(dir. David Cronenberg | USA | 1983)
Saturday, November 5 @ 9 p.m.

(dir. Rob Reiner | USA | 1990)
Friday, November 11 @ 7 p.m.



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*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

ASL Interpreted Performance to be announced

Thank you to our generous production sponsors



Emily and Leopold Shircel

Associate Producers

Chris and Judi Collins

Joseph and Gwenn Graboyes

Hannah and Jason Jahn

James Kaplan

MISERY is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Serive, Inc., New York.

Original Broadway production by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Castle Rock Entertainment, Liz Glotzer, Mark Kaufman, Martin Shafer, Raymund Wu

World Premiere produced at Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA

(Jed Bernstein, Producing Director)

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