TheatreLab Dayton (formerly Dare to Defy Productions) is a place where artists come together to cultivate their ideas into works of art. Focusing on music-based live theater, The Lab takes an ensemble approach to its process, letting each artist have a voice while the piece grows organically. The Lab prides itself on visually stunning works that examine the experiment of life in a way our audiences have not seen before.
Join us for an exclusive sneak peek at Misery as we invite you in to our rehearsal space for our final dress rehearsals. We have transformed our set shop into Annie Wilkes' home and a lucky few will get an immersive version of the show before transferring to the Annex. Space is extremely limited and costumes are welcomed (Happy Halloween!). Suggested donation is $10 but we will gladly accept whatever you are able to give.
Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who 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 his latest book 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.
Date & Time
Oct 27 - 28, 2023