Final Weekend To See Greater Tuna in Tyler
TYLER- Last weekend Tyler Civic Theatre kicked off their 65th consecutive season with the Texas based comedy, “Greater Tuna.” If you missed the opening weekend performance you still have four opportunities to get a taste of Tuna!
Tyler Civic Theatre’s Ray Deal and Roger Pharr bring the town of Tuna, Texas to life. The pair plays every character, 21 different characters to be exact, and never miss a beat. As the two men transition from male to female characters, they carefully portray each role uniquely, and so well that each character is bound to remind you of a someone you know.
Greater Tuna is the first in a series of 4 comedic plays (followed by A Tuna Christmas, Red, White and Tuna and Tuna Does Vegas), each set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state.
The series was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The plays are at once an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes, but also a withering satire of same. Of the four plays, Greater Tuna is the darkest in tone.
The plays are notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages.
Remaining Show Dates & Times
Thursday, September 12 at 7:30p.m.
Friday, September 13, at 7:30p.m.
Saturday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 15, at 2:30p.m.