GWU Hosts Greater Shelby Community Theatre Production This Month

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GSCT to Perform “Greater Tuna” on Feb. 13-15, 20-22

By Jill Blank, Communications Intern

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.—The Greater Shelby Community Theatre (GSCT) will present “Greater Tuna” on Feb. 13-15 and Feb. 20-22 in the Millennium Playhouse at Gardner-Webb University.

The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on both Sundays. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, but admission is free for all Gardner-Webb students, faculty and staff with your GWU ID.

“Greater Tuna” takes the audience to Tuna, Texas, the third-smallest town in the Lone Star State, “where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies!” The performance presents more than 20 eclectic characters played by two actors in a sharp, whimsical depiction of small-town life. Petey Fisk, Thurston Wheelis, Arles Struvie and Pearl Burras are just a few of the colorful Tuna locals whose characters offer a wild and uproarious night at the theatre.

GSCT is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to providing quality theatre in and around Shelby, N.C., to entertain, educate and inspire audiences of all ages. Founded in 1975, it has strived to create vibrant theatre to enrich the community through the arts. Past productions have included, “The Crucible,” “Taming of the Shrew (Southern Fried)” and “Midlife! The Crisis Musical.”

More information about “Greater Tuna” and GSCT is available at or by emailing

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment, preparing students to think critically, to succeed professionally, and to serve faithfully as members of their local and global communities.