The Play That Goes Wrong
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Director | Bruce Jordan
Scenic Design | Isabel Curley-Clay and Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Design | April Andrew Carswell
Lighting Design | Devorah Kengmana
Sound Design | Thom Korp
Stage Manager | Roy Johns*
Fight Choreographer | Paul Nicholas
Chris | Gil Brady*
Jonathan | Timothy C. Goodwin*
Robert | John Long*
Dennis | Scott Cote*
Max | Jordan Ahnquist*
Sandra | Jacqueline Jarrold*
Trevor | Freddie Lee Bennett*
Annie | Emily Berman*
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Gil Brady (Chris) is a longtime affiliated artist at Florida Studio Theatre and has performed in nine productions, including the recent Playwrights/Suffragist Project Play Reading Series, Outside Mullingar, Spamalot, and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. Off-Broadway: Sideways (Theatre at St. Clements), Shear Madness (Davenport Theatre), and National Pastime (Playwrights Horizons). National Tours: White Christmas, Annie. Selected Regional: Baskerville and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Syracuse Stage); Mamma Mia (Capital Rep - Berkshire Theatre Award Nomination); Sound of Music (Alabama Shakespeare); Grease (Fulton Theatre). TV: My Affair... (Lifetime Movie Network), Law and Order: SVU. www.gil-brady.com
Timothy C. Goodwin (Jonathan) is happy to be back at Florida Studio Theatre! Favorite credits include Clue: On Stage (Meadow Brook Theatre), Rounding Third (Florida Studio Theatre), Singles in Agriculture (Bristol Riverside Theatre), Blithe Spirit (Meadow Brook Theatre), You and I (Metropolitan Playhouse), Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure (Lake Dillon Theatre Company), Drop Dead Perfect (Penguin Rep Theatre) and over ten productions of Shear Madness, including its runs Off-Broadway and at FST. timothycgoodwin.com
John Long (Robert) FST debut. Most recently, Our Town at The Barnstormers Theatre. During the pandemic, John acted and directed shows for The Metropolitan Virtual Playhouse based in NYC that did weekly pandemic readings Saturday nights for one year. Other credits include: Francis in One Man, Two Guvnors at The Barnstormers, James in Time Stands Still at WHAT, Louis XIII in The Three Musketeers at Syracuse Stage and Dupont in Anything to Declare at The Asolo Theatre. www.johnlong.nyc
Scott Cote (Dennis) National tours: The Play That Goes Wrong, Something Rotten!, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Regional credits: The Producers (Paper Mill Playhouse), Guys and Dolls (Goodspeed Opera House), Noises Off (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Lend Me a Tenor (Bay Street Theater), The Music Man (Flat Rock Playhouse), Boeing Boeing (Northern Stage), and The Drowsy Chaperone (Human Race Theater).
Jordan Ahnquist (Max) Jordan is excited to be back at Florida Studio Theatre, where he was previously seen in Burt and Me. NYC credits include Shear Madness, When Pigs Fly, and Battles of Richmond Hill. Regionally, Jordan has worked with Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Rep, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Barnstormers, Lyric Stage, Speakeasy Stage, Central Square Theatre and The Gamm, among others. Jordan holds a BA in theatre from Muhlenberg College. www.jordanahnquist.com
Jacqueline Jarrold (Sandra) FST Debut! Broadway: The Cherry Orchard. Broadway National Tour: The Play that Goes Wrong. Regional: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus, Wallenstein, and Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Theatre Company). Jacqui is an alumna of Northwestern University and proud member of Actor’s Equity Association (#1U!). jacquelinejarrold.com. IG: @JacquiJarrold
Freddie Lee Bennet (Trevor) is thrilled to make their return to FST. Previously at FST: Shotgun, Ruined. Regional: Twelfth Night (Pioneer Theatre Company); City of Conversation (Arena Stage); A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest (Shakespeare Theatre DC); Antony and Cleopatra (Hartford Stage); Unexplored Interior, Pilgrim's Musa + Sheri (Mosaic Theatre Company). TV: Inventing Anna and The Watcher (Netflix) Training: UNSCA. They are originally from West Palm Beach FL by way of New York City. Instagram: @freddieleebennett.
Emily Berman (Annie) makes her FST debut in The Play That Goes Wrong. Regional credits include The Book Club Play (Indiana Rep); Lost in Yonkers (Riverside Theatre); A Shayna Maidel (TimeLine, Jeff Award Nomination, 2019); Sense and Sensibility (Chicago Shakespeare, Old Globe); and Bridges of Madison County (Marriott Theatre). TV/VO credits include Chicago Fire/PD, and VOs for Starbucks and more. Emily is based in NYC and is a member of Actors’ Equity. emilygraceberman.com
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG IN THE NEWS
Sarasota SCENE Magazine I January 19, 2022 I The Play That Goes Wrong: How to Survive Making Nothing Go Right
Sarasota Herald-Tribune I January 14, 2022 I Florida Studio Theatre Actors Prepare for Disaster in The Play That Goes Wrong
BroadwayWorld I January 5, 2022 I Florida Studio Theatre Presents Olivier Award-winning Comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong
“Packed with enough creative and well-delivered humor to wipe your worries and lighten your heart”
“Energetic, fast-paced fusillade”
“A true gift”
"Even a mask won't hide your delight at this unrestained romp"
The Bradenton Times
"Loads of laughs"
"A comic triumph"
"I couldn't stop laughing"
"Plentiful laughs to be had"
"Will have you rolling on the floor"
"FST's best show of the season"
ARTICLES BY FST
The Play That Goes Wrong was originally developed through Improvisation by Mischief Theatre Company. Learn more about their work. I READ MORE
The creators of The Play That Goes Wrong stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in early 2017 to help promote the show’s Broadway run. When one of them gets their foot stuck in a curtain, things go off the rails quickly. I WATCH
This Olivier Award-winning play is filled with falls, slaps, and other outrageous accidents that must be carefully choreographed. Watch Playbill’s video on how stage antics like this are created and performed safely. I WATCH
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