The Play That Goes Wrong, the hilarious, hopeless play within a play, is now playing at the Lawrenceville Arts Center through June 18.

The comedy, written by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields and Jonathan Sayer, follows opening night for the 1920s murder-mystery play, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things quickly go from bad to utterly disastrous. For instance, there’s an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that doesn’t know how to play dead and actors who trip over everything including their lines.

Directed by Heidi Cline McKerley, The Play That Goes Wrong is a perfect blend of Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python.

Aurora Theatre audience favorites Candy McLellan and Marcello Audino, who play Annie the Stage Manager and Chris/Inspector Carter, lead the multi-talented cast. 

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Photo: The national touring company of The Play That Goes Wrong. Photo by Jeremy Daniel