The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

Broadway’s funniest smash hit and international phenomenon — about the play that can’t get anything right.

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December 6 TO December 21, 2019

  • 7:00 p.m. Mondays – Thursdays Evenings
  • 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday Evenings
  • 2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

Cast Bios

GREG BALLA (Robert) is thrilled to return to PTC after last year’s production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Other credits include Off-Broadway: Blue Man Group, Straight, You Can’t Kiss a Movie. Regional: The Cottage (Florida Studio Theatre) Only a Kingdom w/ Betty Buckley (John Drew Theater at Guild Hall), Ether Dome (La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company), Into the Woods, By the Way Meet Vera Stark (Lyric Stage Company) Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Bad Habit Productions) and Ragtime (Fiddlehead Theatre Company). Balla is a graduate of Fordham University Lincoln Center. www.imGregBalla.com.

WILLIAM CONNELL (Chris) NYC/Regional credits include: INK, A View From the Bridge (2010 Broadway revival), The Coast of Utopia (Lincoln Center), Nureyev’s Eyes (George Street Playhouse), Alphabetical Order (Keen Company), Hamlet (Aspen Music Festival), One Man, Two Guvnors (PTC, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory), The Hour of Feeling (Humana Festival), The Winslow Boy (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), The 39 Steps (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gulfshore Playhouse), The Voice of the Turtle (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (Geva Theatre Center), The Glass Menagerie (Two River Theater), Murder on the Nile (Dorset Theatre Festival), The Maddening Truth (Keen Company), As You Like It (Weston Playhouse Theatre Company), All’s Well That End’s Well (TFANA), TV and Film: “Bluff City Law,” “Blindspot,” “Blacklist,” “Madam Secretary,” “Bull,” MA, “Smash,” Not Fade Away, “Gossip Girl,” “Law & Order,” “Guiding Light.” BFA. UNCSA.

BRANDON CONTRERAS (Jonathan) is thrilled to be back at PTC this season. He was last seen here causing mayhem in heels as part of the Concert Series production of La Cage Aux Folles and before that, the U.S. Premiere of The Count of Monte Cristo (sans heels). He most recently finished the Pre-Broadway tryout of the new musical, Almost Famous at The Old Globe Theatre. TV: “Mr. Robot” (USA), 2018 NBCUniversal Upfront. New York: Road Show (New York City Center Encores!), Jerry Springer: The Opera (The New Group), Our Lady of 121st Street (Off-Broadway), The Secret Garden (Developmental Lab), Our Town (Actor’s Fund Reading), and The Hamilton Mixtape (The Public). Tour: In the Heights (1st National). Regional: Drury Lane Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Portland Center Stage, Fulton Theatre and Artists Repertory Theatre. BFA from Pace University. www.BrandonAContreras.com Follow: @OhHey_Brandon

ARCHELAUS CRISANTO (Trevor) is excited to make his debut at Pioneer Theatre Company. An Oregon transplant, Crisanto is a regular fixture in Utah’s film and theatre communities, working both behind the camera and in front of it; onstage and off. Recently he was seen as a performer at Evermore Park creating the role of lovable charlatan turned Knight, Sir Rooster. Other credits include Speed in The Odd Couple, Claudius in Hamlet, and the titular role in Macbeth. He can be seen in numerous commercial and film projects. He is also an accomplished singer and songwriter but a terrible dancer.

RUTH PFERDEHIRT (Sandra) is delighted to be making her first appearance at PTC. Some of her favorite credits include: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis – The Play That Goes Wrong (Regional Premiere), Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday, Brooke in Noises Off, and Dolly in One Man, Two Guvnors, the First National Tour of A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder, Deb in Elf at Madison Square Garden, Time Flies And Other Comedies (Barrington), Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone (Goodspeed Musicals), Electra in Gypsy (PCLO), Gwendolyn in The Importance of Being Earnest, The Blonde in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Paulette in Legally Blonde, Dory in Finding Nemo: The Musical, and Dan Goggin’s Johnny Manhattan. BFA, University of Michigan. Thank you to Karen, Ed, and always to Michael. For my Dad. www.ruthpf.com

ERIC SANTAGATA (Dennis) is thrilled to be back at PTC, having previously been involved in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, It Happened One Christmas, The Rocky Horror Show and Rent. Broadway credits include Falsettos (Associate Director), The Scottsboro Boys (Assistant Director/Choreographer), Prince of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway, Chaplin, and The Apple Tree. Other NYC credits include The Beast in the Jungle (Associate Director/Choreographer), A New Brain (Assistant Director), Dot (Associate Director), Happiness, Stairway to Paradise, and Face the Music. Santagata has worked in London’s West End and at The Young Vic, as well as in regional theaters across the country. He serves on the board of Westport Country Playhouse’s resident conservatory, The Broadway Method Academy, and is also a pastry chef at Jean-Georges’ Inn at Pound Ridge. Love and gratitude to the always supportive Karen Azenberg.

JORDAN SOBEL (Max) is an actor, percussionist, fight designer, and teaching artist hailing from San Diego, California. Off-Broadway: Soho Playhouse. Regional: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, American Repertory Theater, Playhouse on Park (CT Critic’s Circle Nomination for My Name is Asher Lev), Penguin Rep Theatre, Amphibian Stage, Company One. Television: NBC’s “The Village”. Training: MFA (FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training). Sobel would like to thank the team at DGRW, Amanda, and his parents for their continuous love and support.

KIRSTEN WYATT (Annie) Previously seen at PTC in Peter Pan, Les Misérables and Comedy of Tenors. Broadway: Annie (Lily St. Regis), A Christmas Story: The Musical (Crusty Elf/Mrs. Schwartz), Elf (Santa’s Elf), Shrek (Shoemaker’s Elf), Grease (Frenchy, 2007 revival), High Fidelity (Anna), The Pajama Game (Poopsie), Urinetown (Little Becky Two Shoes), …Charlie Brown (Lucy/Sally standby). Regional favorites: Born for This (Tammy Faye Bakker), …Spelling Bee (Rona), Cabaret (Sally), Mame (Gooch) Sweet Charity (Charity), Guys & Dolls (Adelaide). TELEVISION: “Blue Bloods,” “Naked Brothers Band,” “All My Children,” “ATWT.” TRAINING: BFA, University of Cincinnati, CCM. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Instagram: @kirswyatt

HARRISON J. LIND (Cornley Polytechnic Stage Crew) is honored to be making his PTC debut. He is a senior in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah, and an intern with PTC this semester. He most recently appeared as Captain Absolute in the Department of Theatre’s production of The Rivals. He would like to express his gratitude to Amanda, Karen, his friends, mentors, and family for their consistent support and encouragement.

MORGAN WERDER (Cornley Polytechnic Crew Member) is thrilled to be making their Pioneer Theatre Company debut! They are currently a senior at the University of Utah pursuing their BFA, and an intern at PTC. Recent roles include Macbeth (Macbeth), Men On Boats (Dunn), and Big Love (Thyona). They are delighted to be in this playful and exciting production! Much love to their family and friends supporting them.

JESSICA WEYMAN (Cornley Polytechnic Stage Crew) is excited to be making her debut with Pioneer Theatre Company! She is a senior in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. Recent credits include Macbeth (Witch 2/Fleance), The Rivals (Julia Melville), Big Love (Ensemble), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Apostle) at the University of Utah. Much love to family and friends.


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