Riverfront Theater Company is set to bring down the house (literally) with The Play That Goes Wrong at Allegheny RiverTrail Park (285 River Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15215) on November 10–12 and 17–19, 2022. In this rollicking show, brimming with purposefully missed cues, falling scenery, and plentiful spit takes, everything going wrong means everything is going exactly, comically right. Thanks to an agile cast of performers, many of whom will double as the show’s stage crew.
The Play That Goes Wrong is a show-within-a-show that welcomes audiences to the opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor. Things quickly go from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines) this 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show. Nevertheless, with hilarious consequences, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call!
The cast of The Play That Goes Wrong includes Colin Burns (Chris), Erika Krenn (Sandra), Chelsea Conway (Annie), John Feightner (Max), Liz Shaming (Denise), Stephen Toth (Robert), Jim Froehlich (Trevor, U/S Robert), Fred Coleman (Johnathan), Katheryn Hess (Stage Crew, U/S Sandra), Randi Ippolito (Stage Crew, U/S Annie), Emma Paulini (Stage Crew, U/S Denise), Abbie Siecinski (Stage Crew), Steve Torquato (U/S Chris and Max), and David Lu (U/S Trevor and Johnathan).
The Play That Goes Wrong was written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields and Best New Comedy at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards. Riverfront’s production is Directed by Steve Gallagher and Stage Managed by Alex Hagerty.
Performances are November 10–12 & 17–19, 2022, at 8:00 P.M. at the Allegheny Rivertrail Park. For more information, tickets, or directions: www.riverfronttheaterco.org/tickets
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