Since September, the Mount Saint Joseph Drama Club has been working nearly every day on its fall play, Get Smart. A large cast of students from both MSJ and Mount de Sales Academy are participating in this wacky 60’s classic- “and loving it!” The script of the production follows an elongated version of the pilot episode of the hilarious series, in which the good agents of CONTROL are constantly combating KAOS, the “International Organization of Evil.” What makes the show so outrageously funny is that the protagonist agent’s name, Maxwell Smart (played by Junior Henry O’Toole), couldn’t be more of a misnomer. He is very clumsy and rarely takes his job seriously, much to the annoyance of his cynical boss, the chief of CONTROL (played by Senior Colin Howard). However, with the help of his partner and love interest, agent 99 (played by Mount de Sales student Hannah Angelela), Smart never fails to save the world, thanks to what appears to be pure luck. Filled to the margins with out-of-this-world technology, convoluted schemes, and memorable characters, this staged adaptation is a perfect fit for our energetic club. Directed by Mr. Michael Hartsfield, the secret agent satire of this play is sure to have the audience howling.
Because this year’s play is so interesting and humorous, students should take advantage of the opportunity to attend the performance. The dates for the show are November 20th at 7pm, the 21st at 7pm, and the 22nd at 2pm. Tickets are only $8.00 and can be purchased from the Business Office or from the Box Office before each performance. Come out to support your classmates and have a great laugh at the same time!
Written by Stephen Kirby, Class of 2017.
Check out a few clips from rehearsals and check out the play this weekend!