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The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Lyceum Theater 149 West 45th Street New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)


We have 12 FREE tickets to see the Broadway show, The Play That Goes Wrong

Date: Sunday, November 5

Time: 2:20 pm. We will be going into the theater at 2:45, with, or without you and the show starts promptly at 3:00 pm. DON’T BE LATE!!!

Location: The Lyceum Theater, 149 West 45th Street, 45th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. One block East and 3 blocks North of the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the A, C and E Subway Station, and two blocks south of the B, D, F and M Rockefeller Center Subway Station.


LIMITED TO 12 TICKETS! If interested, you MUST RSVP by Wednesday November 1 and COMMIT TO ATTENDING! These are normally very expensive tickets and it’s only fair to everyone who wants to see the show that you show up.


The fictitious Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, fresh from such hits as The Lion and The Wardrobe, Cat, and James and the Peach or James, Where's your Peach?, has received a substantial bequest and is putting on a performance of The Murder at Haversham Manor – a 1920s murder mystery play, similar to The Mousetrap, which has the right number of parts for the members. During the production a plethora of disasters befall the cast including doors sticking; props on the walls falling down; floors collapsing. Cast members are seen misplacing props; forgetting lines (in one scene, an actor repeats an earlier line of dialogue and causes the dialogue sequence triggered by that line to be repeated, ever more frenetically, several times); missing cues; breaking character; having to drink white spirit instead of whisky; mispronouncing words; stepping on fingers; being hidden in a grandfather clock; and being manhandled off stage with one cast member being knocked unconscious and her replacement (and the group technician) refusing to yield when she returns. The climax is a tribute to a scene in Buster Keaton's film Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928), when virtually the whole of the remaining set collapses.

We will be going out to eat afterwards and will be choosing where to go as a group.

Earlier Event: October 29
Social Event at Abacky Fusion Cuisine
Later Event: November 8
Manhattan Adult Support Group