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Don Reviews "The Play That Goes Wrong"

Murphy’s’ Law states what can go wrong, will. In just about any area of life (work, marriage, etc..), once it kicks in, things just tend to snowball out of control. With “The Play That Goes Wrong,” currently on a quick run at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas, this is on full display.

“The Play that goes wrong” is the stage production that was written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields, the current touring company stars Brandon J. Ellis, Evan Alexander Smith, Yeagel T. Welch, Peyton Crim, Scott Cote, Jamie Ann Romero, Ned Noyes, and Angela Grovey. In a story that isn’t really a story, the Cornley University Drama Society is trying to perform a stage production of “The Murder at Haversham Manor”. As the production unfolds, seemingly everything that can go wrong, does go wrong, from props and sets are falling apart to cast members getting injured, it all just goes sideways.

There is really one set throughout the production, which along with the props are a character upon itself. And the whole cast does incredible to the point where I cannot even give a shout out performance, and each cast member brought their own something special.

This is simply one of the best productions I have ever seen. One train wreck happens after another with some I could see coming a mile away and some not, even causing me to not want to look, but I just had to. I love how the cast tried to be serious and perform the show even though everything was out of control while they try to improvise and stay serious makes for one of the funniest things I have ever seen in a performance. I also love the ingenuity this production has the comedy going the whole time. Plain and simple, no matter what it takes, go and see this performance while you have the chance.

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