Directed by Rod Oden

Thursdays - Saturdays
August 19 - September 3, 2022
At 7:30PM

“It’s so bad. It’s good.”

From Mischief, Broadway masters of comedy, comes the smash hit farce. Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University 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! Part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes, this Olivier Award–winning comedy is a global phenomenon that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!


Production Team

Raquel Oden

Stage Management/Sound & Lightboard Operator

Rod Oden

Production Design

Beth Bentley

Costume Design

Zac Hunter

Master Carpenter

Mike Cline

Volunteer Coordinator

Colleen Welday

Scenic Charge

Julia Rockwell, Colleen Welday

Scenic Painting

Alice Rich, Rod Oden

House Managers

Beth Bentley, Peter Bentley, Julia Rockwell, Colleen Welday

Deck Crew

Maxwell Greger, Dan Grogan, Diane Hooper, Zac Hunter, Mason Livers, Ashley Pearson, Rod Oden, Julia Rockwell, Colleen Welday

Set Construction and Painting

Alice Rich, Anne Wilson, Barbara Lockert, Becky Porter, Betty Mickle, Carolyn Glasgow, Cassandra Barrier, David Post, David Carmichael, Diane Hooper, Jackie Curran, Jean Kadela, Jill Jones, John Sofley, June Hundley, Kathy Pulliam, Linda Jones, Liz Senn, Mark Curran, Michael Brooks, Nancy Gaines, Pamela Sofley, Buddy Farnan, Sabra Mills, Sandy Bevels, Stephen Drinkard, Susan Sessler

FOH Volunteers




“…an unexpected, gut-busting hit…one of those breakneck exercises in idiocy that make you laugh till you cry…It starts off punch-drunk and just keeps getting drunker.” —The New York Times.

“…tremendously silly, and brilliant…a two-hour explosion of physical comedy, malapropisms, and knockabout satire.” —The Daily Beast.

“…hilarious…nonstop pandemonium…THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is just right: a ridiculously entertaining disaster.” —Entertainment Weekly.