The Renaissance Theatre will show the third film in its year-long Stephen King Film Festival, “Misery,” on March 15 at 7 PM. The festival launched in January with a screening of “The Shawshank Redemption” during the theatre’s 90th Anniversary Celebration. The film festival is presented thanks to funding from Charles P. Hahn, Cleveland Financial with guest speakers provided by the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.

Prior to the screening, a brief lecture about the film will be given at 6:30 PM from the stage of the theatre by Megan Anderson, Adult Services Administrator, and Mary Frankenfeld, Deputy Director of the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library.

Megan Anderson is originally from Youngstown, Ohio. After obtaining her MLIS degree from Kent State University, she was hired at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County as a Children’s Librarian, before she was whisked off to Teen Services when it became apparent that reading Poe’s Tell Tale Heart at a Halloween story time was perhaps considered inappropriate for 4th graders. After six years as a teen librarian in Youngstown Megan moved to Lorain to head their Teen Services before she gave up the glamor and fame of working with teenagers to take over the mantle of Circulation Services Manager for the system. After five years at Lorain, she came the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library where she serves as the Adult Services Administrator, overseeing Reference, AV, Local History, the Computer Lab as well as holding the keys to the Stephen King Books.

Mary Frankenfield is a Mansfield native who has worked at the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library for 15 years. She is currently the Deputy Director (no, she doesn’t have a badge though she would like one) of the library system and in her spare time enjoys performing onstage at the Renaissance and OSU-Mansfield theaters! She is not so much a horror fan as a Stephen King fan (fangirl, actually) who’s favorite King stories are those that feature authors as their main character.

The remaining films in the series include: Stand By Me, June 21; Cujo, July 19; IT (New version), August 16; Carrie, October 18; The Mist, November 15; The Shining, December 13.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Renaissance Box Office, at the door, via phone at (419) 522-2726 and online at

Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association

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