THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 22, 2023
FOUNTAIN HALL STAGE
By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre Company
Comedy, Parody, Farce, Slapstick
Broadway’s funniest smash hit!
This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes.
Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you 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!
A classic farce chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania!
Featuring Jonathan Torrens
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Jonathan Torrens has worked in comedy for 30 years and has been nominated for Canadian Screen Awards as a director, producer, writer, actor and host. He’s even won a few.
In addition to playing J-Roc on the beloved Netflix original series Trailer Park Boys, he has directed 10 episodes and written 20.
He has written half a dozen episodes of the Hulu series Letterkenny as well as played the recurring Mennonite character Noah Dyck.
Most recently, he appeared as French hockey broadcaster Remi Nadeau in the brand new critically acclaimed Hulu series Shoresy.
Prior to that Jonathan played vice-principal Robert Cheeley on 8 seasons of the CBC sitcom Mr. D, starring Gerry Dee. He also wrote 6 episodes.
He played Gerald the Gotta be Gay Guy on Spike TV’s ground-breaking The Joe Schmo Show, an improvised hybrid fake-reality show.
Other credits include writing/producing The Jenny McCarthy Show for VH-1, hosting Popularity Contest for CMT and The Kids are in Charge for Travel Channel. He has made appearances on VH-1, E Network, MTV and was a regular correspondent on Fox Reality Channel.
He has written and performed on multiple live shows including The Winnipeg Comedy Fest, The Juno Awards and The East Coast Music Awards.
His podcast Taggart & Torrens has been downloaded more than 4 million times and has won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Audio Show. TnT also spawned a best- selling book Canadianity (Harper Collins), which Jonathan co-wrote with Jeremy Taggart. Their comedy music album BAHDS came out on the Dine Alone label in 2020. With partner Sylvia Beirnes, their award-winning production company Canadian Content Studios has produced three web series, a national special and countless commercials.
On the side, Jonathan’s equipment rental company RollingProductionRentals.com supplies trucks and trailers to films and tv shows.
His new t-shirt line FilmPrints.ca benefits the Actor’s Fund of Canada’s new Navigator program, to provide mental health support to anyone working in the arts.
“A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY!” - The Daily Beast
“TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES!” - HuffPost
“A GUT-BUSTING HIT!” Ben Brantley of The New York Times
“THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.”
Tuesday to Friday - 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Tier 1 $60
Friday - Saturday,
Tier 1 $65
*Individual Ticket sales open June 1, 2023.
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Tuesday, September 26 - 7:30 pm
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Tuesday, October 3 - 7:30 pm
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Tuesday, October 10 - 7:30 pm