Waking to Your Worst Nightmare

A claustrophobic tale of capture, nurture, and torture

Another issue is clarity, particularly from Morgan. The British-born actress understands that American speech is less about pronunciation and more about placement (the American accent derives from the back of the soft palate, while Brits speak from behind the front teeth). Although Morgan's American twang is believable, her articulation is muddled, a problem I suspect will resolve itself as the run continues. Michael J. Hoffman's sound effects add layers of realism, but his interstitial musical compositions -- mostly comprising portentous riffs akin to movie soundtracks -- fall considerably short of his usually high standards.

Lisa Morgan and Stephen G. Anthony in Misery
Lisa Morgan and Stephen G. Anthony in Misery

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Written by Stephen King, adapted by Simon Moore. Directed by Joseph Adler. Through September 4. 305-445-1119.
GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables

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