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Westerville North Theatre presents The Play That Goes Wrong Oct. 5-7

Westerville North Theatre presents The Play That Goes Wrong Oct. 5-7

The Westerville North High School theatre department is opening the 2023-24 season with a fall production unlike any show students have done before.

“The Play That Goes Wrong” tells the story of a drama society trying to get through their performance of the play, “The Murder at Haversham Manor.” And everything they would never want happens in their show: falling props, collapsing scenery, an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead and actors who trip over everything — including their lines. 

“Everything goes wrong in this play,” said junior Jack Lee, who plays Max and Cecil Haversham. “Most of the plays we’ve done have been serious. This one, if you mess up lines, it’s funny. I like the comedic effect that this one produces. It’s very awesome.”

The show runs at 7 p.m. Oct. 5-7 at WNHS’ auditorium. (Purchase tickets here.)

The production also marks the debut of Annalise Williams, the theatre department’s new director after Kim Mollohon retired in the spring. She chose this production for its humor, its heart and the opportunity it provided students to practice physical comedy. It also gave the crew a chance to do something they’ve never done before, too: building a set that falls apart.

“It’s a hilarious show and I could see the kids fall in love with it,” she said.

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