Dates & Times

7:30 pm: September 14, 15, 16, 22, 23,
2:00 pm: September 24,
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Ticket Box Location Info

Alpha Copies, 3516 West Lincoln Way, Ames

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields

Disaster has never been so funny!

Building on the experience of ACTORS past failures, we are pleased to present The Play That Goes Wrong.  Everthing that can go wrong does in this disastrously delightful spoof of community theater.  If we can laugh at ourselves, you can too!

This production is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service under license from Mischief Worldwide Ltd.

The Play That Goes Wrong has received a grant from 

July 16 and 17 at 7:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:30 pm
ACTORS Studio, 120 Abraham Drive, Ames
Casting:  5 Men, 20-65 & 2 Women, 20-50
Actors will read selections from the show. No prepared monologues needed. A perusal copy of the script is available at the Ames Public Library.
Read through will probably be July 19.  
Rehearsals are currently planned for Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:30-9:00pm.  We will adjust to maximize the time with the cast.

The Play That Goes Wrong:   Cast and Characters
    The members of the Cornley Drama Society are intent upon having The Murder at Haversham Manor be the best show they can perform.
    They do not aspire to parody or slapstick.  Like any drama society, the members have varying degrees of experience.  Our job is to demonstrate their commitment despite the mishaps.  To quote the playwrights, “In essence, it is vital everyone works to present “the play that goes wrong,” not “the play that’s being done badly.”

Chris: (Director and Inspector Carter).  Chris is experienced and a proper gentleman. Murder at Haversham Manor is his directorial debut and he is very proud of the production.

Jonathan: (Charles Haversham—the deceased).  Jonathan has amazing facial expressions and body language.  This role is particularly funny if the cast member is tall and/or larger.

Robert: (Thomas Colleymore). He is agile, expressive, and about the same age as Jonathan. Robert is on stage a lot.

Dennis: (Perkins the butler). Dennis is prim, proper, and “tight”.  He is managing his stage fright and trying very hard not to be self-conscious.

Max: (Cecil Haversham-brother of the deceased, AND… Arthur the Gardener).  Max is the least experienced and likely the youngest member of the cast.  He is charmed by the audience.  Max does not change his acting mode in order to differentiate his characters.  ** NOTE.  Max is clean shaven.

Sandra: (Florence Colleymore) Sandra is a diva.  She grew up, “south of the tracks”, and is willing and able to fight.  Sandra will wear a wig and will be on stage wearing undergarments.

Annie; (Stage Manager). Annie does what she must.  She has no stage experience.  Annie can be most any age, but needs to be fairly strong and most importantly, must have great comedic timing.

Trevor: (the Company’s lighting and sound guy). Trevor briefly fills in as Florence Colleymore.  He is a tad crude and not well maintained.  He loves Duran Duran.