From May 12-14, Suffield Academy performing arts students put on three shows of The Play That Goes Wrong...and the title says it all. From even before the play officially begins, things start off on the wrong foot, from a missing dog to a missing CD. The problems escalate from there throughout this hilarious murder mystery extravaganza, written by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer. The play was the final mainstage production for six of Suffield's graduating seniors: Eli Wiener, Lauren Burton, Trent Hieber, Tyler Cooper, Katya Yurkovskaya, and Nailah Estrada. Also in featuring roles were Sean Wilson ’24, Gabby Diaz ’24, Isabel Rodriguez ’25, Sophie Lawry ’25, and Luna Kwon ’23 as stage manager.
Katya said, “I loved being a part of the play. Rehearsing for the play was very fun because the play is hilarious, yet not easy to put on. There were a lot of elements in the set that made the production difficult, but thankfully everything worked out. The play became even better when, after rehearsing for 1.5 months, we finally got the audience. People loved the show and were laughing nonstop, which meant that our hard work paid off. I am incredibly happy that The Play That Goes Wrong was my last Suffield show as it was very memorable and well-done.”
Lauren said, “The Play That Goes Wrong was such a rewarding performance to end my Suffield theater career. The effort the cast and crew put in to perform this incredibly technical play was the most I've seen here in my four years. All our hard work really paid off which you could tell by the outstanding audiences all three nights. I will miss Suffield theater and I am so glad my last play went as well as it did.”
Trent said, “I could not be happier with how all three of the shows turned out! While there certainly was an underlying sad tone for the seniors as we knew this would be our last show at Suffield, we made sure to savor every moment during rehearsals and performances. We all had loads of fun performing and will miss this amazing show. I personally will miss every single member of this outstanding cast and am glad I got the opportunity to put on this show with them.”