The comedy "Greater Tuna" isn’t about a great big fish; instead, it’s about characters in a fictional town named Tuna, Texas, and these are characters we all know and love. We might even recognize ourselves in this madcap romp! Debuting in 1981, by 1985 this show was the most produced play in America. It was even produced in the White House for President George H.W. Bush and Barbara, who loved it.
The director of this hilarious comedy will be Michelle Ford, a director and actor of note who lives on the mountain and is a board member of SMPH. Michelle has been in the entertainment industry for 20 years and is a member of the SAG – AFTRA Union (Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) for professional actors. She has worked on and offstage in live theater, TV, film and radio. In addition, she had a supporting role in a film that was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Live Action Short category in 2003. With many more theater credits, Michelle will be an ideal director to work under. Locally, her work has been great, too. You may remember her dynamic performance as the leading character, Ethel P. Dowd, in the Playhouse's "The Curious Savage" a few years back.
Michelle told the Mirror that if anyone wants more information about the show before the auditions, they should email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Playhouse thanks Signal Crest United Methodist Church for allowing the organization use the Crest Center for the show, as the MACC auditorium is currently unavailable for productions.
For more information about "Greater Tuna" or the Signal Mountain Playhouse, go to smph.org, the Signal Mountain Playhouse page on Facebook, or call Anne Rittenberry at (423) 886-5243.