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Henry Lewis, Henry Shields

and Jonathan Sayer

The Mischief Production of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG was originally produced on the West End Stage by Kenny Wax & Stage Presence and on Broadway by Kevin McCollum, J.J. Abrams, Kenny Wax & Stage Presence.

Rob Duval

Assistant Director
Rachel Heller

Technical Director
Mira Fey

Set Design/Scenic Artist
Michelle Bisbee

Lighting Design 
Janine Myers

Costume Design
Maile Speetjens

Sound Design
Lock Lynch

Prop Design
La Tanya Faasausili-Siliato

Hair & Make-up  Design
Lisa Ponce de Leon

Production Manager
Rob Duval

Technical Advisor
Shell Dalzell

Stage Manager
Erich Steinwandt-Gudoy

Presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service under license from Mischief Worldwide Ltd.


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Welcome to Mānoa Valley Theatre’s 5th show in our 54th season. We’re so glad you’ve chosen to join us for a very funny disaster. I assure you there will be laughs-a-plenty. As always, the actors on stage are the stars of the show, but this time they have some serious competition. When I first saw The Play That Goes Wrong in New York City, I was amazed at the technical expertise required to build and run the show. It has been nothing short of a brilliant effort by our designers, builders, and crew. The set, costumes, and props truly become an additional cast member in this clever farce. Upon hearing that MVT was going to produce The Play That Goes Wrong, more than one of my colleagues from other theaters shook their heads and responded with something to the effect of, “There is no way we would take on that challenge.” So, special kudos go to our amazing technical and artistic staff. Oxford defines farce as follows: a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations. The Play That Goes Wrong certainly fits that definition to a tee. An unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t lie still, a missing CD box set, and a word-mangling butler for starters. The ill-fated members of the Cornley University Society’s production of The Murder at Haversham Manor must battle against forgotten lines and falling scenery in hopes of arriving in one piece at the final curtain call. In this production, “Break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning. I know you’ll enjoy the show and hopefully we’ll get it wrong! Enjoy the show! Kip


About the play

The Play That Goes Wrong premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in London in 2012. The play won the following Best New Play/Best New Comedy awards: WhatsOnStage Award, BroadwayWorld UK Award, and Laurence Olivier Award.


The play opened on Broadway in 2017 and won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design.  The production subsequently transferred to Off-Broadway in 2019, where it played for two years prior to suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


The Play That Goes Wrong has been translated and licensed for productions in over 30 countries, and has enjoyed United Kingdom, Australian and U.S. tours.

This production by Mānoa Valley Theatre is the Hawaiʻi premiere of The Play That Goes Wrong.



Shannon Winpenny


Alan Shepard


Jeff Andrews


John D'Aversa


Andrew Baker


Matthew Miller


Brett Williams


Tiger Tam




Al Reyes




Master Electrician 

Lightboard Operator

Sound Board Operator



Stage Crew

Janine Myers

Mia Park

Sarah Velasco

Valerie Ho

Cara Sumida

Jason Ichiyama

Kathy Morphis

Tanyah Tavorn

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'Iolani School

Brandon Miyagi, Still Photography

Chris Patrinos, Kaihonua

Howard Rosen, PSA Production


Kawaiaha'o Church for leasing MVT the beautiful grounds it occupies.

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc for permitting our patrons to park at the Mānoa Marketplace and for support of MVT's education program.

Nathan Sult & Beth Tarter for enhancements to the theatre.

Mahalo to

The Play That Goes Wrong

Board Member

Adoptive Parents

Blenn Fujimoto

Wendy Goodenow

Scott Larimer

Alice Tucker

Dave Wilson

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                  Executive Director

      Director of Development 

              Production Manager

                  Technical Director

 Production Stage Manager

Costume Supervisor 

Education Coordinator

Bookkeeper and HR

Kip Wilborn

Kathleen Young

Rob Duval

Mira Fey

Erich Steinwandt-Gudoy

Amber Lehua Baker

Stephanie Conching

Sheila Rego

Public Relations and Social Media Director

Kristin Jackson

Assistant House Manager 

Carey Smith

Dalen Wuest

Evening Box Office

Jennifer E. Muehle

Thomas Pang

Bar Staff Jaime Brice

Dan Connell

Ray Sonomura

Tonya Tavorn

Graphic Design

Ikaika Lum


Dwight Martin

Kathleen Young


Chairman of the Board


Vice President



Jeffrey  S. Portnoy

David Kennedy

Peter Ehrman

Lori Sun

Bob Taylor

George B. Apter

Norbert M. Buelsing

Hank Chapin III

Blenn Fujimoto

Wendy Goodenow

Tom Ishii Jr.

Stacey Katakura

Mary Kubota

Scott D. Larimer

William Lindemann

Maleko McDonnell

Matthew Mishina

Amy Monk

Richard Morris

Karen Mukai
Alyson J. Nakamura

Barbara Nickerson

Ramona Sayre

Mark Taylor

Jean Trapido-Rosenthal

Alice Tucker

JD Watumull

Dave Wilson

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CPB Foundation
The Game's Afoot

Ralph Rosenberg Court Reporters

American  T-Shirt Company
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Morgan Stanley
Tick, Tick... Boom!

Sunshine Arbor Care

Dave Wilson & Carolyn Berry-Wilson
The Play That Goes Wrong

Ramona Sayre
The Chinese Lady

Blenn & Ruth Fujimoto
The Wo Family

Once Upon One Noddah Time



Lead Gift $25,000+

McInerny Foundation

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Marquee Circle $5,000+

Foodland Give Aloha

George N. Wilcox Trust

John R. Halligan Charitable Fund

Josie & Don Over Comedy Fund

Paul Kosasa

Sidney Stern Memorial Trust

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

Dave Wilson & Carolyn Berry-Wilson

Norb and Jill Buelsing

Director's Circle $1,000+

Janis Akuna

George and Sandra Apter

The Glenn Cannon Foundation

Robin and Stephen Ching

Richard and Teresa Clifton

Peter and Karen Ehrman

Blenn & Ruth Fujimoto

Sylvia Hayashi and Mark Leon

Mary Kubota

Mark and Linda Kuklinksy

The Michael J. Marks Foundation

Amy and David Monk

In Honor of David and Amy Monk

Karen Mukai

Barbara Nickerson

Rick Ornellas

Richard Allen Trust

Sarah Richards

The RMR Group

Ramona Sayre

Paul Scheftel and Debbie Gleason

Bob and Corrine Taylor

Jennifer Taylor and Paul White

Bob and Lynne Toyofuku

Dr. Stephen Ugelow

in honor of frank and Joyce Vahovich

Miles and Susan Wagner

JD and Julie Watumull

Paul Weissman

Kip Wilborn and Jan Yokota

Ric Wo

Stage Manager's Circle $500+

Marc Asano

Bivo Biven

Felice Brault

Leonard and Charolette Chow

Paul Allen and Darrell Chun

James and Anne Marie Duca

Collin & Susyn Fritz

John Wythe White and Victoria Gail White's Left Wing Right Brain Fund

Danny and Suzanne Green

Peter Grossman / Cathy Ching

Janet M. Henderson

Denice Chapman Kelly

Scott D. Larimer

Maleko McDonnell

Matt and Eileen Mishina

Riki and Karen Morimoto

Michael and Candy Murphy

Alyson Nakamura & Craig Nakanishi

Tracy and Sandy Sakai

Y. Jane Sugimura

Hazel Takumi Foundation

Ryan Tanaka, Giovanni Pastrami

Glenn & Elizabeth Tango

Alice K. Tucker


In Honor of Jeff Portnoy

Norman and Carol Young

Jonna and Milton Zane

Leading Player's Circle $250+

Tahmi Brodhead

Barbara Cargill

Thomas Cooper

H. Dwight Damon

Detor Family Fund

Mike and Margie Durant

Neil and Kathy Field

Wendy Goodenow

Wayne and Violet Harada

Tomoko and Dave Hardman

Jillian Moul

Carla And Al Joaquin

Elvis Kawahara

Ed and Joleen Kemper

Bill and Helen Lindemann

Chip Marshall

Bruce McEwan and Lillian Cunningham

Kim Parker

Kevin Sayre

Earl Shreckengast and Dr. Julia Muller

Gary D. Tucker

Lynette Wageman

Supporting Cast $150+

Lex and Gerry Alexander

Sandra M. Arashiro

Elaine M.L. Chang

Bev and Arnold Drill

Carol Egan

Pat Hashimoto

James Hasselman

Ron Heller

Fabienne Herold

Anne Irons-Palma

Thomas Ishii

Lisa Izutsu

Arthur Kluvo

Hula's Bar and Lei Stand

Stephen Marcuccilli

David and Amy Monk

Peggy Murphy and Edward Leone

Paul Pancho

Sherri and Leiney Rigg

Marilyn Rowell

Sandra Shiroma

Mabel Suzuki

Christine Wilson

Elli Winnik

Contributors $50+

Lisa and Leo Amador

David and Bonnie Andrew

John Ballentine

Cheryl Bennett

Merle and Werner Beuggert

Karen Boyer and Korynn Grenert

Noel W Bragg

Karin Brown

In memory of Jeff Sayre

Barbara and Cedric Chong

Eileen Clarke

Sarita Corn, Hawaii's Hearts

Wes and Fran Cummins

Gwen/Russell Dang

Douglas Davenport and Cathy Song

Cherie Dubats

Bruse Eckmann

Chris Gota

Kathy Grebe

Bernadette Gruzinsky

Martha and Duane Hamada

Duane and Frances Gregg Hartmann

Cody K. Higaki

Lea Hong

Thomas and Gloria Huber

Lissa Kam

Stacey Katakura

Randall and Katrena Kennedy

Ann Kobayashi

Fred and Coralie Kramer

Kathleen and Ron Kuhn

Leighton Liu

Bea Lockwood

Jack and Eulalia Luckett

Charles Neal and Maria Felix-Neal

Victoria Marzano

Douglas and Christina Meller

Anne S. and Charles Rod Miller

Matthew and Maricon Miller

Randall Mita

Kathy and Terry Morphis

Norma Murayama

John F. Murphy Jr

Connie Muse

In Memory of Stuart Roy Yammer

Gayle Nakasone

Sharon and Alvin

Ethel Aiko Oda

Judith Olson

Susan and Roy Osada

Joyce Pavlis

Barbara Perry

Norman and Beth Perry

Isaac Pomper

Linda Quon

David Randell and Rosemary Fazio

Annie Renick

Betty Revestir

Karen Roberts

Elizabeth Salva Cruz

Phil Sammer

Jane Schoonmaker

Robert and Mary Schornstheimer

Herb and Michelle Schreiner

Eugene and Nancy Shen

Carolyn Shigemura

Megan Small

Joey Ann Staggs

Molly Strode

Stacia Stroder

Lori Sun

John B. and Rita Thompson

Lisa A. Tom

Richard Tudor and Nancy Evans Tudor

Rachael Anne Uyeno

Diane Vanderzanden

Lotti Verania

Melinda Walker

Stephen Werbel

Laura White

Mae Young Designs

Manoa Valley Theatre makes every effort to ensure that all patrons are listed properly and spelled correctly.  If we had made an error, we encourage you to contact the office so that we can correct the listing.

Welcome to the ohana!

Terence Knapp Visiting Artists Endowment Fund



Mahalo to these donors who have included MVT in their estate planning

Estate of Richard Aadland

Timothy L. Archer

Michael Beard

Roger and Felice Brault

Hank Chapin

Estate of Jim Connors

Richard and Myrna Cundy

Don Flaminio

Victoria Gail-White and John Wythe White

Estate of Gaye Glaser

Estate of Gail M. Hudson

Estate of Dorothy Ireland

Estate of Jerome and Jura Landfield

Estate of Roger Long

Dwight T. Martin

Estate of Elaine Martin

Donald E. Morgan

in Memory of Beverly J. Morgan

Richard S. Morris

Estate of Leon J. Munson

In Honor of Eleanor Fisher Pence

Estate of Martin Pence

Jeffrey S. and Sandi Portnoy

Estate of David M. Reed

Michael and Alberta Rosenberg

Clint Schroeder

Alice and Jerry Tucker

Estate of Angeline Walther

Estate of Herbert Walther


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