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What Could Go Wrong?
Did you ever have one of those days where everything goes wrong? This play is the definition of “One of Those Days.” We invite you to experience one of the funniest shows ever created.
In The Play That Goes Wrong, we follow the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, an amateur theater group (not unlike our own Fairmount Drama Team), as they present their most ambitious production to date: The Murder At Haversham Manor. Even before the show starts, things begin to go wrong, and it only goes downhill from there. This classic whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show – an unconscious leading lady, a murder victim who can’t stay dead, and actors who trip over everything, including their lines. Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences.
“We chose this show because it is pure fun, and we thought everyone could use some fun after the last few years,” said Bob Weirup, Director of the show. “While it isn’t a Christian-based drama, who among us can’t relate to the thought of things going wrong in our lives? Besides, we typically make a lot of mistakes in our shows, but now the audience won’t know if they are intentional or not, so that’s a bonus for us.”
The Play That Goes Wrong is currently playing in London’s West End and Off-Broadway in New York, and has received many theatrical awards. Here are a few reviews from the New York production: “A gut-busting hit!” – New York Times; “A riotous explosion of comedy” – The Daily Beast; “Nothing else is as fall-down funny!” – New York Post.
“We hope to do this show justice,” added Bob. “It’s a very difficult show to stage, maybe the toughest we’ve ever tried. But, with a cast and crew like this, what could go wrong?”