ACTING and performance students are staging a no-holds-barred satirical comedy with a production of Vernon God Little at The Space at Dundee College.
Set against the backdrop of a high school massacre in a small Texan town, the play, adapted from DBC Pierre’s Man-Booker prize-winning novel, is a hard-hitting comedy.
Adapted by Tanya Ronder, the Olivier-nominated play peels back the hypocrisy of a society obsessed with fame, infamy, marketing and materialism.
In Vernon God Little’s Texas, justice is reduced to a side show eager to make it as the main feature!
The dark subject matter makes for challenging roles for all 17 HND acting and performance students who are taking part in the play.
“Vernon God Little may be dark at times but it’s a black comedy that resonates with a lot of humour,” said director John Mitchell.
“There are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.”
One aspect of the production which has been embraced by the actors is the abundance of live music with the students singing and playing country classics such a ‘Crazy’ by Willie Nelson, Hank Williams’, ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart’ and Glen Campbell favourites ‘Galveston’ and ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’.
“Music plays a vital part in this production, as dose line dancing,” said the director,
Vernon God Little runs from Wednesday- Friday, December 14-16; curtain up 7.30pm; tickets are free on the door on the night, subject to availability, bar open from 6.30pm
The play contains very strong language throughout.