- Fri, Apr. 14
- Sat, Apr. 15
- Sat, Apr. 15
The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.
The Long Center and Tuna Touring Group Present Greater Tuna, April 14th – 15th in Dell Hall.
GREATER TUNA, the hilarious hit comedy about the third smallest town in Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies, is coming back to theatres, this time with Co-Creator Jaston Williams sitting in the Director’s chair.
Although written and first performed over thirty years ago, the residents of Tuna could not be more up-to-date. Contemporary politicians and The Religious Right have put the basis for the comedy in GREATER TUNA back on the front pages of today’s newspapers. Vera Carp is still leading the Smut Snatchers of the New Order in their campaign to clear the library shelves of dirty books like “Huckleberry Finn” and “Romeo and Juliet”. Elmer Watkins speaks up for the KKK, Petey Fisk argues for animal rights, and a Celebrity Murder is on the front page. UFO Sightings? A Fat, Overbearing Talk Show Host? Celebrity Murder? It’s not the cover of Time Magazine, it’s GREATER TUNA and it’s hilarious!
Co-Creator Jaston Williams will direct this all new tour starring the fresh talent of Ryan Bailey, Tim Leavon and Will Mercer. Assisted by lightning-quick costume changes, the actors will portray all twenty-one characters: men, women, children and animals. This multi-award winning comedy is a funny, loving portrait of rural America — big hearts, small minds and all.
This fresh new take on GREATER TUNA reunites several of the original design team to include costumes by Broadway designer Linda Fisher and sound design by Ken Huncovsky. The creative team is rounded out with lighting design by Ovation Award winner Luke Moyer and scenic design by Kennedy Center Fellowship recipient Travis Clark.
- Official website for Greater Tuna
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Greater Tuna is a part of Long Center Presents, our annual series of programming curated especially for you. You can BeLong by becoming a Season Ticket Holder, with exclusive benefits and rewards at each level of season ticket membership. If you’ve already purchased a ticket to a 2016-2017 Long Center Presents show, you’re already on your way to a Pick 3, 4 or 5 show season ticket pass! Learn more.
Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.