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Stephen King

Date of Birth: September 21, 1947 (74)

Birth Place: Portland, OR, USA

Playhouse Merced in Merced, CA presents a live adaptation of one of Stephen King's classics, The Shining. Closes THIS weekend so get your tickets now at

Photo Flash: Stephen King's THE SHINING Closes This Weekend
With special permission from Stephen King, Playhouse Merced will be producing "Stephen King's The Shining."  This live stage adaptation of King's classic novel follows the story of Jack Torrance and his family as they move into the Overlook Hotel after Jack is hired as winter caretaker.  Cut off from civilization, Jack battles alcoholism and bouts of uncontrolled rage, all while trying to write a play.  Meanwhile, evil forces linked to the Overlook's violent history take advantage of Jack's weaknesses in order to claim of his son, Danny, and his precognitive powers.

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