‘The Play That Goes Wrong” has been going wrong for so long that somebody must be doing something right.
It’s currently the longest-running non-musical play currently on Broadway, where it’s been playing at the Lyceum Theatre since the spring of 2017 and is scheduled to close Jan. 6. It’s been playing in London since 2014 and has toured England and Australia.
As of this month, there’s also a U.S. tour. The tour’s second stop is at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, Sept. 25 to 30.
“The Play That Goes Wrong” is a play within a play about a well-meaning collegiate theater troupe who are way out of their depth performing a tacky old murder mystery play. Exits and entrances are missed, lines are mangled, costumes get caught on unsteady sets. The theatrical chaos ratchets up to unbelievable extremes. (This photo shows the original Broadway cast.)
Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $23 to $92. 860-987-5900 and bushnell.org.