Sep 01 - 29 2018


Presented by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

True life becomes stranger than fiction when an acclaimed romance novelist wakes up in the home of his “Number One Fan.” Rescued from a wintery car crash, Paul Sheldon finds himself incapacitated in the secluded home of Annie Wilkes, a seemingly kind nurse. When events take a nightmarish turn, the injured Paul realizes the unhinged Annie has no intention of letting him leave. This spine-tingling stage adaptation traps you in the room with Paul as he must outsmart Annie if he hopes to escape. Based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, the tense cat-and-mouse game will grip you until the very end.

“An old-fashioned chiller … the gasps and the giggles are deliciously jumbled together.” —

ADVISORY: Misery is suitable for adult audiences and teenagers 17 and older. This Stephen King thriller features a psychopathic bibliophile whose weapons of choice include prescription drugs, physical violence and sledgehammers, and a captive victim who, quite understandably, uses very strong adult language.

Admission Info

Prices for Misery start at $35 depending on seat location and are subject to change. Tickets for children, teens and students are $30 and $45 depending on seat location. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show. Plus, Sunday is College Night, with tickets to all 7:00 p.m. performances just $10.

Phone: 513-421-3888

Dates & Times

2018/09/01 - 2018/09/29

Additional time info:

Public previews are all performances between Sat., Sept. 1 and Wed., Sept. 5.

Opening Night: Share the excitement of Thursday opening nights with a lively post-show cast party with complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Vonderhaar’s Catering. Opening Night performance will be held Thurs., Sept. 6.

Meet the Artists: Please join us for a stimulating and informative discussion with some of the cast members after the following performances: Sun., Sept. 9, 2 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 23, 2 p.m.; Thurs., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

An audio described performance will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. 

A signed performance will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m.

Location Info

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Parking Info

Convenient parking is available in the Playhouse garage and can be reserved in advance by calling the Box Office. This is strongly recommended as parking may be sold out on the day of the show, and parking space is limited in Mt. Adams. Garage parking is $8.50 in advance for subscribers and $10 for single ticket buyers and at time of performance (if available). Accessible parking for those with disabilities is located in front of the Playhouse’s main entrance, as well as in the Playhouse parking garage. These spaces are limited and must be reserved and paid for in advance. All vehicles using these spaces must display a valid disability sticker. If you prefer to find free parking on surrounding streets, please allow plenty of extra time. Limited free parking is available (where marked) on streets surrounding the Playhouse. Eden Park officially closes at 10 p.m. As a grace period to the Playhouse and its patrons, the police will not ticket vehicles until one half-hour following the end of a performance. The Playhouse assumes no responsibility for anyone receiving a ticket for illegal parking. We also remind you to lock your car and refrain from leaving any valuables visible inside your vehicle.

Accessibility Info