Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 3pm & 8pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 3pm
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!
The show began as a simple party skit based on a political cartoon in Austin, Texas. Talented creators Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard were the imaginative authors that parlayed the sketch into a critically acclaimed production which has entertained audiences across the country ever since.
According to the play’s official web site, by 1985, Greater Tuna was the most-produced play in the United States.
“The audience all but exploded the theatre with laughter” The New York Post
“Hilarious, a tribute to the art of acting” Washington Post
“Sharp, satiric, & funny” New Yorker
“A whale of a funny evening” Houston Post