Monday, Aug 15, 2022, 6:00 - 8:00pm
The play, under the direction of Brooke Olaivar, is a comedy. The fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society has received a substantial bequest and is putting on a performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor. During the performance, a play within a play, a plethora of disasters befall the cast, including doors sticking, props falling from the walls, and floors collapsing. Cast members are seen misplacing props, forgetting lines, missing cues, breaking character, having to drink white spirit instead of whisky, mispronouncing words, stepping on fingers, and being manhandled off stage. The climax is a tribute to a scene in Buster Keaton's film Steamboat Bill, Jr., when virtually the whole of the remaining set collapses.