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The Play That Goes Wrong
August 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - September 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm$15 – $40
Summit County Premiere!
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Presents
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
Directed by Guest Director Joey Folsom
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields
July 6 – August 7, 2022 at Breckenridge Theater
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is pleased to present the Summit County premiere of The Play That Goes Wrong, by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields and directed by Guest Artist Joey Folsom. The Play That Goes Wrong will play July 6 – August 7, 2022 at Breckenridge Theater, 121 South Ridge St. in Breckenridge, CO. Tickets are currently available at www.backstagetheatre.org. The press opening is Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 pm.
The cast includes Andrew Manning, Devon Rose, Drew Straub, James Fagan, Harrison Palmer, Madyson Greenwood, Lloyd Harvey, and Phillip Shinn.
The play follows The Cornley Drama Society, who are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!
A GUT BUSTING HIT
The New York Times
IT’S AS THOUGH THE MOUSETRAP HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY MONTY PYTHON
A MASTERPIECE OF MALFUNCTION
The production team includes Branden Smith (scenic design), Lola Roney (costume design), Riley Goossen (lighting and sound design), and Magnolia Fisk (Stage Manager).
Title: The Play That Goes Wrong
Written by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields
Directed by Guest Director Joey Folsom
Cast: (in alphabetical order): Andrew Manning (Chris Bean), Lloyd Harvey (Robert Grove), Phillip Shinn (Jonathan Harris), Devon Rose (Sandra Wilkinson), Drew Straub (Max Bennett), Harrison Palmer (Dennis Tyde), Madyson Greenwood (Annie Twilloil), and James Fagan (Trevor Watson).
Location: Breckenridge Theater, 121 South Ridge St., Breckenridge, CO
Dates: Previews: Wednesday, July 6, Thursday, July 7, and Friday, July 8 at 7:00 pm
Press opening Saturday, July 9 at 7:00 pm
Regular run: Saturday, July 9 – Sunday, August 7, 2022
Curtain times: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 7:00 pm.
Tickets: $15 – $40. All reservations must be claimed no later than 15 minutes before a performance or they will be released. Tickets are currently available at www.backstagetheatre.org.
About the Artists
Joey Folsom (Director) has been seen onstage at Breckenridge Backstage Theatre in The Taming of the Shrew as Petruchio, Orin Scrivello DDS in Little Shop of Horrors, and Nick in The Great Gatsby. Other directing credits include The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Breckinridge Backstage Theatre; Sex, Guns, and Vodka, The Hairy Ape, The Imaginary Invalid, Lone Star, and The Cherry Orchard at The Classics Theatre Project; Cotton Patch Gospel at Firehouse Theatre; and Wolf Hall at Stolen Shakespeare Guild. Joey is the Artistic Director for The Classics Theatre Project in Dallas, TX and a member of Actors Equity Association. Up next, Joey will be seen as Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof for The Classics (TheClassicsTheatreProject.com).
Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields (Co-Writers) met while training at The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). All core members of Mischief Theatre, they had already worked in comedy together for several years before they started out as a writing team. The three’s first piece was The Play That Goes Wrong (winner Best New Comedy – Olivier Awards). The show started out on the London and Edinburgh fringe before touring the UK and internationally and returning to the West End in Sept 2014, where it is still running. It’s also playing on Broadway and heading out on a US tour in 2018 and has been performed in over 20 other countries around the world. Peter Pan Goes Wrong was the trio’s second piece, opening in November 2014 for a UK tour before a hugely successful West End season in Christmas 2015. Henry, Henry, and Jonathan recently adapted the script of Peter Pan Goes Wrong for the BBC, which filmed with the original West End cast and broadcast to rave reviews on New Year’s Eve. They were invited back to wreak more havoc at the BBC in 2017 with Christmas Carol Goes Wrong on BBC1. The Comedy about a Bank Robbery marks their third writing project as a trio and earned them another Olivier nomination.
About Breckenridge Backstage Theatre
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre (BBT) is the oldest year-round theatre company on the western slope. In 1976, the theatre incorporated as Summit County’s first non-profit, with a desire to bring live performance to the community. The artistic vision has continued to evolve and over the years has been awarded with numerous Colorado Theatre Guild and True West Awards. In 2010, BBT received the prestigious Colorado Theatre Guild – Outstanding Regional Theatre Award. In 2012, the Breckenridge Town Council approved a $2.55 million renovation of the Breckenridge Theater. Construction on the building began in Spring 2015 and completed in June 2016. Today it serves as the company’s main performance space in addition to use of the 750-seat Riverwalk Theatre space as needed. In 2022, the company led a national search for new leadership and recently appointed Chicago veteran arts leader Jacqueline Stone as Producing Artistic Director, tasked with leading the next phase of organizational growth and strategy. Annually the theatre produces 5-6 main stage productions, one community production, one youth production, and a full set of classes and summer camps for ages 3 – 21.