Fantastic Performances in Mount’s “Greater Tuna”

MSMC Theatre presents Greater Tuna as their fall play. (Photo by: Lee Ferris, Mount Saint Mary College)

by Rebecca Gordils

Cross dressing, dog hoarding, and animal rights activists were all comically tied together in Mount Saint Mary College (MSMC)’s recent production of “Greater Tuna,” directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre, James Phillips.

The cast did an outstanding job of putting together a wonderful show, with only seven actors portraying the lives of dozens of characters. The actors had quick changes that sometimes transformed them to another gender, as seen when senior William Biersack strutted out on stage in some fabulous high-heeled black leather boots.

The play revolved around the lives of people from the fictional small town of Tuna, Texas. These townspeople all have their quirks, common themes among them being exaggerated racism, conceit, and terribly thick accents.

The quick-witted humor and light shone on the satire of a small southern town was impeccable, and portrayed well by the actors.

The theatre program in this school is underrated. The actors put on a professional level performance with a low budget.

If you have an interest in becoming a part of the next show, there will be auditions next semester and don’t be afraid to try out! Not a big actor? Stage crew is always needed (and very much appreciated). Give it a shot and get involved in the MSMC community.