'The Play That Goes Wrong' Jeremy-Daniel


The Play That Goes Wrong

Every Tue., Wed., and Thu. from May 7-9
7:30 p.m.
Every Fri. and Sat. from May 10-11
8 p.m.
May 11
2 p.m.
May 12
1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The Play That Goes Wrong is an unhinged manifestation of an epic theatrical catastrophe. Originating in London, this farce of a murder mystery won the coveted Olivier Award for Best New Comedy before transferring to Broadway for a popular run. Now Twin Cities audiences hankering for anarchic absurdity need look no further than the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, the hilariously inept, entirely fictional troupe staging the equally fictitious The Murder at Haversham Manor, a clichéd whodunit incompetently cribbed from the works of Agatha Christie. Even in the midst of merciless spoofing, however, it’s clear that the show’s creators have a tremendous fondness for the subject matter, applying insightful wit to a production in which murder is the least of the complications.