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Fall Play 

All students are invited to participate in our annual fall play–either onstage or off.

Auditions are held in September and are open to the entire school. The theatrical set is designed and built by our fall term StageCraft class, which is an elective for juniors, and the costumes are created by our fall term Costuming class, open to all grade levels. Students can also get involved with lighting design and implementation, running the sound board, props creation, stage crew and more. 

2023 Fall Play - The Play That Goes Wrong

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ANC is proud to present "The Play That Goes Wrong" as the fall play. 

Welcome to the opening night of "The Murder at Haversham Manor" where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can't play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it's "A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY!" (The Daily Beast) and "TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES!" (HuffPost).

Thirty-seven students have been cast in this production, with seniors Markus Bryntesson as the Cornley Players Director and leading man, Inspector Carter. Sophomore Tait Asplundh plays the victim, Jonathan Haversham, and Aurelia Sullivan (senior) is his devastated finacee, Florence Colleymore. Florence's brother, Thomas, is played by senior Gareth Mergen and Jonathan's brother, Cecil is layed by Padraic Frazier (sophomore). The estate's staff is rounded out by Perkins (junior Zach Ruth) and Aurther (sophomore Porter Brown). The Cornley Players stage manager (and budding actress) is played by senior Maggie Dooley, the Cornley Players lighting operator is sophomore Isabel Waelchli and her assistant is senior Ariela Hernandez. 

There are ten Cornley Players stage crew members, including seniors Ryan Friensen, Bethany Genzlinger, Solomon Nobre, Colin Pallanta, Scarlet Smith, Zarah Synnestvedt and Gretchen Varona. 

The rest of the cast is forming an improv troupe, led by senior Corbin Larsen, junior Isabella Furness and sophomore Alex Kline.

Check out the rest of the ensemble here.

Students are currently invited to sign up to work on the production aspects of the show and should check their email for more information. Use this link to sign up to join the production crew!