The Play That Goes Wrong

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Blurring the lines between Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python, the latest Broadway meta-comedy, “The Play That Goes Wrong,” has astounded audiences with its cleverness and nostalgic flare. Called “Hilarious! Non-stop pandemonium” by Entertainment Weekly and “Broadway’s funniest and longest-running play” by the New York Post, this Tony-winning play will be bringing its chaotic energy to Rudder Auditorium on Feb. 18 and 19.

“The Play That Goes Wrong” follows the shenanigans of the Cornley University Drama Society as they attempt to create a production of a 1920s murder mystery drama. As you might have guessed from the title, this is not as easy a feat as it sounds, with everything that could go wrong…going wrong. Despite these hindrances, the actors of the Cornley University Drama Society bravely push through their adversities as they try to get to the end of the play. 

The Lyceum Theatre was the first to show “The Play that Goes Wrong” in April 2017. The show ran all the way until January 2019, playing 27 previews and 745 performances and claiming the 2nd spot for the longest running show in the theatre’s history. 

“The Play That Goes Wrong” is being brought to College Station by MSC OPAS and will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 18 as well as Wednesday, Feb. 19, both at 7:30 p.m. The comedic drama is written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre Company and has a runtime of 2 hours and 5 minutes with a 20 minute intermission. Tickets are available online or at the MSC Box Office. 

For more information, visit http://opas.tamu.edu or call (979)-845-1234.

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