Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, will make its Walton Arts Center debut for eight performances November 12-17.
Co-written by Mischief Theatre company members Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer and Henry Shields, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the Cornley University Drama Society as they attempt to put on a 1920s murder mystery. As the title suggests, everything that can go wrong does, but the thespians trudge on against the odds to get their final curtain call.
Showtimes include 7 p.m. Nov. 12-13, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Nov 14, 8 p.m. Nov. 15, 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 16, and 2 p.m. Nov. 17. Tickets start at $32 plus fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479-443-5600 or by visiting the website. Theatre-goers can also purchase $7 parking with their tickets.
The Broadway production of The Play That Goes Wrong opened at the Lyceum Theatre on April 2, 2017 and extended its run once due to popular demand, closing on Jan. 6, 2019. The production played 27 previews and 745 performances, making it the second longest-running show in the history of the Lyceum Theatre, according to a press release.
The Play That Goes Wrong received a Tony Award for Best Set Design, Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Play and the Theater Fans Choice Award for Best Play. It also earned the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, 2014 WhatsOnStage Best New Comedy and 2015 UK BroadwayWorld Best New Play Awards, according to a press release.