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 fiancee, Florence Colleymore. Florence's brother, Thomas, is played by senior Gareth Mergen and Jonathan's brother, Cecil is played 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 Friesen, 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.
"The Play That Goes Wrong" will be supported by two ANC classes: the Costuming class and the junior StageCraft elective. Performances for "The Play That Goes Wrong" will be the first weekend in December, and tickets will go on sale in early November.