If there is one distinct benefit to performing in something called The Play That Goes Wrong, it is that no one will ever know what’s scripted and what is an actual screw-up. It’s probably the best safety net a performer could ever ask for.
“Every night something really might go a little bit wrong, but the best thing is that the audience has no idea what the difference is between what’s supposed to go wrong and what’s actually going wrong,” explains Evan Alexander Smith, who stars in the production now running at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.
“In a play like this, where there is so much going on, from the physicality to the set, there are little things that go wrong every night, but nothing major. But certainly there are times when actors are looking each other in the eye as we are figuring out what to do next to fix the little thing that’s happening stage left.”