February 15, 2024 – March 24, 2024

The Play That Goes Wrong

By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields
East Sonora Theatre

Welcome to opening night of the Sonora Theater Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

Logo artwork: Courtesy of Syracuse Stage, designed by Brenna Merritt.


Jackie is thrilled to be returning to SRT once again! She has most recently been seen in SRT’s production of Cinderella as Charlotte. Jackie is a graduate of PCPA and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Cornish College of the Arts. Favorite credits include: Cinderella, Sunday in the Park with George, Elf, Shrek, and The Wizard of Oz (Sierra Rep); Men on Boats (Cornish College); Freaky Friday (PCPA). Jackie would like to thank her friends and family for their constant love and support.

Joseph is happy to be back at SRT. Previous SRT credits: The Glass Menagerie. Other favorite theater credits: The Fre (World Premiere, The Flea), The Glass Menagerie (New Stage Theatre). Kill Hamlet (Signature Theatre). VO credits: Tejana (Ambie Award Winner, Sonora Media), Stone Island (Spotify Media). Will be seen in In Transit, starring Jennifer Ehle. Training: Freeman Studio NYC, BFA Stonehill College. Endless gratitude to his family for their love and support. For Bruce.

Daniel is thrilled to return to SRT, where he played Watson in Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, and Cyrano de Bergerac in Cyrano. Off-Broadway: The 39 Steps (Union Square Theatre); Regional: The Importance of Being Earnest (The Old Globe); Don Juan (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Wit (Seattle Repertory Theatre); Twelfth Night (Portland Center Stage). Film/TV: Orange Is the New Black, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Training: Northwestern University; Shakespeare Theatre Academy at George Washington University.

Alex is so excited to be returning to SRT after appearing in Cinderella (Ensemble/U.S Prince Topher). He has also been seen at Oregon Cabaret Theater in Kinky Boots. He is a recent graduate of PCPA where he could have been seen in there production of Cinderella (Ensemble) and The Secret Garden (Dickon). He would like thank his friends and family for there constant support and love!

Always happy to be back! Previous SRT credits include Sunday in the Park, Love/Perfect/Change, and (…)Trailer Park Musical. Off-Broadway: Edgar and Marie (NY Theater Festival), On The Right Track (AMT Theater), Rio Uphill (The York). Select Regional: Jane Eyre (New City MT), Great Comet of 1812, Shining In Misery: A King-Size Parody (Capital City), Titanic the Musical (The Fireside). Hugs to Mom, Dad, Tyler and Grandma. Immense thanks to Scott and Jerry. Love you, Juliebird!

Nick is happy to return to SRT where his previous credits include It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, All My Sons, Unnecessary Farce, A Christmas Carol, and Cyrano. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Portland Playhouse, Profile Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre, Maples Rep. He holds an MFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University, a BFA in Theatre from Southern Oregon University, and has studied with the Moscow Art Theatre in Russia.

Zaq is so excited to be making his Sierra Rep debut in The Play That Goes Wrong! Previous credits include Emcee in Cabaret and Frank Abagnale Jr in Catch Me If You Can (Camelot Theatre). Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher, and Jack in Into the Woods (Collaborative Theatre Project). Peter Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and Ensemble in Mamma Mia! (Oregon Cabaret Theatre). Thank you to my fiancé and family for always supporting me!

After closing The Graduate, her Sierra Rep debut, Allie was thrilled to be asked back for The Play That Goes Wrong. You can catch her this summer at her home base, Santa Cruz Shakespeare. She’ll be playing Ophelia in Hamlet, Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Laura in Tennessee William’s The Glass Menagerie. She’s worked previous seasons with Santa Cruz Shakespeare, as well as Jewel Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare, Book-It Repertory, PCPA Theaterfest, and others scattered up and down the west coast. When she’s not on stage, Allie is an educator and college professor and frequently steps in for motion capture work at 2K Games.

Mateo Deangelo

Mateo Deangelo


I am so happy to be back with my SRT family after a beautiful winter break, following a gorgeous run as Lord Pinkleton in SRTs production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella! Understudying and working crew is no simple task, so I am so happy to be able to contribute to this production in that way. Working with SRT is always such an educational experience for me and I am so excited to back in class.

Making a return to Sierra Rep. It feels wonderful to be home and apart of another production. SRT Credits include: All Shook Up (Ensemble), Fiddler On the Roof (Fyedka), Guys & Dolls (Ensemble). PCPA Class of 2012. Thank you Scott and Jerry for giving me this opportunity. I would also like to thank friends and family who have been supportive, including my wonderful wife!

Juliet Wolfe

Juliet Wolfe


Juliet is so excited to be making her SRT debut! A proud graduate of Northwestern University, regional work includes originating roles in: We (River Rep Theatre,) and Monkey (Lanes Coven Theater Co). Selected New York: Othello (Fools & Kings Project), Macbeth (Inkblot Theatre Co), Romeo and Juliet (CenterStage Theater). Selected TV/Film: Hiding Bodies, Blues Run the Game: A Portrait of Jackson C. Frank. Much love to her family, friends, and Codybear.

Artistic Team

Henry, Henry, and Jonathan met while training at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). All core members of Mischief Theatre, they had already worked in comedy together for several years before they started out as a writing team. The three’s first piece was THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG (winner – Best New Comedy – Olivier Awards and What’s On Stage Awards). The show started out on the London and Edinburgh fringe before touring the UK and internationally and then returning to the West End in September 2014, where it is still running. It’s also playing on Broadway and heading out on a US tour in 2018 and has been performed in over 20 other countries around the world. PETER PAN GOES WRONG was the trio’s second piece, opening in November 2014 for a UK tour before a hugely successful West End season in Christmas 2015. Henry, Henry, and Jonathan recently adapted the script of PETER PAN GOES WRONG for the BBC, which was filmed with the original West End cast and broadcast to rave reviews on New Year’s Eve. They were invited back to wreak more havoc at the BBC in 2017 with CHRISTMAS CAROL GOES WRONG on BBC1. THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY marks their third writing project as a trio and earned them another Olivier Nomination.
Valerie Rachelle

Valerie Rachelle


Valerie has been a professional Director and Choreographer for over 26 years. She attended California Institute of the Arts for her BFA in Acting and the University of California Irvine for her MFA in Directing.

Valerie has worked at theaters around the country including: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Opera, Eugene Opera, Glendale Center Theater, Performance Riverside, Oregon Cabaret Theater, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, Southern Oregon University, Summer Repertory Theater, PCPA Theaterfest and many others.

Valerie is currently the Artistic Director of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, OR now in its 39th season.

Camryn Elias

Camryn Elias *

Fight Captain

Camryn is thrilled to return to SRT this season as an Artistic Associate! Previous SRT credits include: Sunday in the Park with George (Dot/Marie), Cinderella (Ella), Jersey Boys (Mary Delgado), and Elf (Jovie). Camryn has had the pleasure to perform at several regional houses including Casa Mañana and Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. Camryn received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona. She would like to thank her friends, family, and SRT for their endless love and support. Enjoy the show!

Alan E. Schwanke

Alan E. Schwanke

Scenic Designer

Professional: Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago Shakespeare, Northlight Theater, American Music Theater Project, Evergrande Productions (China), Chicago Fringe Opera, Asolo Repertory, Portland Center Stage. (Associate Designer): Broadway Second Stage Theater, National Theater of London, S.H.N. Golden Gate Theater, Goodman Theater, Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, Alliance Theater, Arena Stage. Education: MFA, Northwestern University; BFA, University of Central Oklahoma. Current: Assistant Professor of Scenic Design, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama Birmingham. Education: MFA, Northwestern University; BFA, University of Central Oklahoma. Affiliations: Proud Member of the United Scenic Artist’s Union Local 829.

Janetta Turner

Janetta Turner

Costume Designer

Janetta is very pleased to be working once again in a loving and professional theatre! She received her MFA from New York University. Coming from a broad base she has managed several costume shops, worked as an assistant for Broadway and numerous regional theaters. Additionally, she was a member of Elsen Associates, the wig and makeup company. Some of her favorite work venue’s include Washington Opera, Sesame Street Live, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Alice Tully Hall, The Denver Center, Philadelphia Street Theater, Jacobs’ Pillow and Central City Opera.  Favorite shows which she has been able to design are: The Comedy of Errors, The Threepenny Opera, Tartuffe, Electra, The Turn of the Screw, Blood Wedding, Noises Off and Ragtime.

Jonnie Painter

Jonnie Painter

Lighting Designer

Jonnie is very excited to be returning to SRT this year. Jonnie graduated from Texas State University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. They have worked professionally as an electrician at the Ground Floor Theatre in Austin, Texas, and the Connecticut Repertory Theatre in Storrs, Connecticut. They have also designed productions at SRT including the Tribute Concert series and The Christmas Foundling. Jonnie looks forward to being a Master Electrician and Designer for SRT for many shows to come.

Tatiana Covington-Parra is thrilled to be diving into another season at Sierra Rep after a whirlwind 2021 return. Beginning as a sound engineer at Modesto Junior College, she is grateful to have found a community and the opportunity to grow as an artist thanks to the guidance and support of the SRT company. Her favorite design work at SRT includes Cabaret, The Wizard of Oz, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. She would like to thank her Mom, Grandma, family, friends, the MJC Theatre staff, and all her mentors for always allowing her to create, explore, and grow with love.

Brenda O'Brien

Brenda O’Brien *

Hair and Make-Up Designer

Brenda O’Brien began her theater career in San Diego, where she was seen as Judas in Godspell, Louise in Gypsy, Nicki in Sweet Charity, and Viola in Twelfth Night (to name a few). She received awards for her roles as Ouisa in Six Degrees of Separation, Joan in Dames at Sea, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, and Electra in Gypsy. Brenda then went on to perform as Svetlana in the 1st National tour of Chess. Soon after she began portraying Carmen San Diego on the PBS television show and video games. In addition to acting, Brenda is an accomplished make-up artist and hairdresser for TV, Film, and Theater. She received her 25 years on Broadway pin in 2019 for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Les Misérables, Jekyll & Hyde, and Disney’s The Lion King. SRT Audiences might remember her as Tanya in Mamma Mia (2018), or as Tootie in Meet Me in St. Louis (2021). So glad to be back!

Maggie Braun

Maggie Braun *

Stage Manager

Maggie Braun (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back at her theatre home! SRT: Steel Magnolias, Murder on the Orient Express, Route 66, The Wizard of Oz, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, and Million Dollar Quartet. With her associate degree in Theater from Modesto Junior College, she is proud to have her dream job here in Sonora. She would like to thank her family, best friends, and Connor for supporting her in her journey of chasing her dreams. “Look ma, I made it!”

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)