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Disasterpiece Theatre: Meet THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG'S Branden Nuhfer

When things go from bad to worse for Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’s 1920s murder mystery production, will the cast, crew (and set) make it to the final curtain? The fall-down funny hit comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG runs in the Jeffers Theatre at HCT through April 1st.

Returning to the HCT stage as Max/Cecil Haversham/Arthur, a charmingly naif theatre newbie, is Kay Award winner Branden Nuhfer.

A lifelong resident of Denver, NC, Nuhfer most recently starred as Robert Martin in this season's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE. Previous HCT appearances include Nigel Bottom in SOMETHING ROTTEN, for which he won a Kay Award for Outstanding Lead Male, and HAIR, for which he received a Kay Award for Outstanding Male Newcomer. Last December, he was co-director of JUNIE B. JONES IN JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS. He has also performed in HELLO, DOLLY! and THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Green Room Community Theatre.

Nuhfer is happy to be involved in Hickory Community Theatre's production of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, and credits Artistic Director Eric Seale for keeping HCT a vibrant venue for the performing arts.

Performances of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG are Fridays and Saturdays, March 24th through April 1st at 7:30 PM; Sunday, March 26th at 2:30 PM; and, Thursday, March 30th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.

Tickets are available online at, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.


THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is produced in association with CommScope and Green Park Dentistry. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 74th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Frye Regional Medical Center. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

(Photo: Eric Seale)

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