The Play That Goes Wrong
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields
East Sonora Theatre
Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University 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.
“…one of those breakneck exercises in idiocy that make you laugh till you cry…”
The New York Times
“…hilarious…a ridiculously entertaining disaster.”
“…tremendously silly, and brilliant…”
The Daily Beast