Theater Gone Wrong

Theater Gone Wrong: Words Fail Will Roland When the Dear Evan Hansen Set Breaks

Opening night is not the ideal time for a mechanical malfunction.

A malfunctioning set is horrific for any actor, but on opening night, it's even worse. Will Roland fondly recalls the press night of Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, when two of the main set pieces decided to conk out during the show. Thankfully, it hasn't happened very often since, but when it did, it rattled everyone involved.