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Sundre High School drama club delivers comedic murder mystery

Sundre Arts Centre hosts three well-received performances of The Play That Goes Wrong

SUNDRE – The final curtain has come down on the Sundre High School drama department’s latest production.

The comedic murder mystery, called The Play That Goes Wrong, recently wrapped up at the Sundre Arts Centre following three performances on March 21-23 that were all well “received by appreciative audiences,” said teacher and the drama club’s director Corynn Sande.

Written by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer, the play is described as a “smash hit farce” that unfolds in the 1920s during opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s latest production of The Murder at Haversham Manor.

Before long, things start to derail and the performance-within-a-performance quickly deteriorates and goes “from bad to utterly disastrous.”

The whodunit murder mystery-comedy boasts having everything a fan of theatre could possibly every want in a show – “an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines).”

Hilarity ensues as the clumsy thespians duel against the odds until the final curtain in a show said to be part Monty Python, part Sherlock Holmes.

“The students were outstanding in their roles and the show was filled with non-stop laughs,” Sande told the Albertan, expressing both praise and gratitude not only to the cast and crew for their dedication and hard work, but also to the community for coming out to show “never-ending support of live theatre.”

Simon Ducatel

About the Author: Simon Ducatel

Simon Ducatel joined Mountain View Publishing in 2015 after working for the Vulcan Advocate since 2007, and graduated among the top of his class from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's journalism program in 2006.
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