The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong

Brooke Olaivar, the director of The Arts at Lincoln Trail College’s production of The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong, has announced the cast for the show.
The show, slated for late October, 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.
Annie, who serves as the company’s stage manager will be played by Abigail Metheny. Technical director Trevor will be played by Matthew Woodard. The role of Chris, the company’s director and Inspector Carter will be played by Rowan Gray. Jonathan, who plays Charles Haversham, will be played by Gil T. Wilson. Robert plays Thomas Colleymoore and will be played by Tom Moore. Jessica Basile will play the role of Dennis who is Perkins the butler. John Sutfin will serve in the role of Max, who plays Cecil Haversham. Grae Drake was cast as Sandra, who plays Florence Colleymoore. The cast is rounded out by stage crew characters Vickie Becker, Brian Manhart, Tom Compton, and Sophie Kershaw-Patilla.
Performances of The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong are October 20, 21, 22, and 28 at 7 p.m. and October 30 at 2 p.m. at the Zwermann Arts Center Theater at Lincoln Trail College. Ticket sales begin October 1.