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June 20, 2022

Auditions:  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Performances September 16, 17, 23, 24, 25



2nd St. Performing Arts Center

1123 2nd. St, Wyandotte, MI 48192

Downriver Actors Guild is excited to announce auditions for Misery.  Based on the book Misery by Stephen King.

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.

Audition Information:
All those auditioning should be prepared for cold readings taken from the script.   In addition, those auditioning for the role of Annie will be required to read the monologue below.  You may also download the monologue by clicking the button below.  

There will be no callbacks.

Character Descriptions

ANNIE WILKES - Female lead...middle aged

Former nurse, a seemingly wholesome, kind hearted woman who is Paul's "Number One Fan".  But soon it becomes clear she is not as harmless or mentally stable as it would first seem.  She is constantly jumping between kind and caring to ruthlessly vicious and this role requires an energetic and obsessive performance.

PAUL SHELDON - male lead...middle aged

Author of a series of best selling romance novels who becomes totally immobile and in great pain after a car crash.  He is utterly dependent on Annie.  The hero of the story, Paul is motivated by survival.   He is intelligent and charming,  but physically incapacitated and somewhat helpless.

BUSTER- feature male...any age

Local sheriff, friendly, a guy's guy

Annie Wilkes Monologue

When I was growing up in Bakersfield, my favorite thing in all the world was to go to the movies on Saturday afternoons for the Chapter Plays. ... I know that, Mr. Man! They also called them serials. I'm not stupid ya know... Anyway, my favorite was Rocket Man and once it was a no breaks chapter. The bad guy stuck him in a car on a mountain road and knocked him out and welded the door shut and tore out the brakes and started him to his death, and he woke up and tried to steer and tried to get out but the car went off a cliff before he could escape! And it crashed and burned and I was so upset and excited, and the next week, you better believe I was first in line. And they always start with the end of the last week. And there was Rocket Man, trying to get out, and here comes the cliff, and just before the car went off the cliff, he jumped free. And all the kids cheered! But I didn't cheer. I stood right up and started shouting. This isn't what happened last week! Have you all got amnesia? The just cheated us! This isn't fair! He didn't get out of the cockadoodie car!

Annie Wilkes

Monologue Download