Theater News: “The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” at Austin Playhouse

“The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” by Henry Lewis, Henry Shields, and Jonathan Sayer is directed by long-time company member and recently appointed Associate Artistic Director, Ben Wolfe at Austin Playhouse’s new interim theatre space located at 405 West 22nd.
“The One-Act Play That Goes Wrong” continues playing through December 18th and stars Ben G Bazán, Liz Beckham, Chase Brewer, Sarah Chong Harmer, Huck Huckaby, Tobie Minor, Scott Shipman, and Owen Ziegler.

“Agatha Christie meets Noises Off in this hilarious new farce. When The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society open their latest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, everything that could go wrong does. This makes for a very difficult evening for the intrepid troupe and a side-splittingly fun evening for you.”

I did enjoy the performance. At first, I was amused that things were not going smoothly in a very comedic way, I wondered why things are a bit off with the staff/actors. Then it hit me when things really started to go off the rails with things not in their place or strange things seem to emerge. I really enjoyed watching the interaction and performance of the actresses when one must stand in for the other and the costume change is a hoot. There are two actors with great physicality as well in their performance as they hold on to items that don’t seem to stay in place. No other details or spoilers here.

The performances are offered from Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 p.m. On Sunday, December 4th and 11th, the show is at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 18th two shows are available at 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tickets start at $32-$38 with Pick-Your-Price Thursdays and Half-Price Student Discounts. For details, visit

About Austin Playhouse – Austin Playhouse is a professional theatre in its 23rd season. Currently under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lara Toner Haddock, and Associate Artistic Directors Ben Wolfe and Sarah Fleming Walker, Austin Playhouse has grown from a three-play season on the campus of Concordia University, to a year-round operation producing a subscription season, theatre for youth productions, and a new play festival. Austin Playhouse plans to build a permanent home for the veteran theatre troupe and all of Austin’s artistic community. For more information visit

Austin Playhouse West Campus is located at 405 W. 22nd, at the intersection of San Antonio and 22nd. There is an accessible entrance with a circular drive for drop-offs just around the corner from the main entrance, on San Antonio St. Street parking in the area is free after 6pm. There are also two close-by paid parking garages. The Callaway House garage is directly across the street from the building, with its entrance on Nueces. The UT Co-Op parking garage is between 22nd and 23rd on San Antonio, and you will see its entrance on your left. For more information,

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