Theatre Guild presents ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’

The Morristown Theatre Guild is presenting their second play of the 2022 season, slated to open Friday.

“The Play That Goes Wrong” is an award-winning comedy that has been a global hit. This 1920s play-within-a-play welcomes patrons to the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, “The Murder at Haversham Manor,” where things quickly go from bad to utterly disastrous.

It has everything never wanted in a show: an unconscious leading lady; a corpse that can’t play dead; and actors who trip over everything, including their lines.

Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences.

Director David Horton is excited to have assembled a cast from around East Tennessee.

“This show is a great example of community theatre,” said Horton. “Not just the Morristown community, but surrounding communities. We’ve got cast members from Knoxville to Greeneville.”

The cast features Chris Wylie, Jeff Spencer, Brandy Spencer and Nick McClanahan from Morristown, Brittany Brooks and Sean Watts from Knoxville and Rachel and Aaron Phillips from Greeneville.

The production will be performed at the Capitol Theatre in Greeneville.

“The show really requires an actual theatre environment,” said Horton, “and the Capitol was available and has always been very supportive of community theatre.”

Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings, May 13-14, 20-21 at 8 p.m. and Sundays, May 15 and 22 at 2 p.m.

For tickets and more information, call 423-586-9260.

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