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Greater Tuna

May 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm

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Greater Tuna is a satirical comedy about a small town in Texas named Tuna, Texas’ third smallest town. The wacky inhabitants of this town — men, women, children and animals — are all played by two skillful, transformative actors who must change parts at a rather breakneck speed and use inventive voicework.

Rated PG-13

  • Play by: Jaston Williams, Joe Sears,
    and Ed Howard

  • Directed by Keith Boyd,
    Produced by Angelina Doyle

  • Characters played by Neil Oliver and Tyler Griffin

Synopsis: Greater Tuna

The day in Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, begins—as usual—with Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie at the microphones of Radio OKKK, broadcasting at a big 275 watts (at least when they remember to turn the transmitter on). As the day wear on, Tuna’s citizens parade across the stage in all their outrageous and irreverent glory, commenting on life, politics, and what makes them (and sometimes us) tick. All these characters are played by two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in a “tour-de-farce” of quick-change artistry, changing costumes and characterizations faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote. Two actors, twenty characters, and a barrel of laughs, y’all.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase.


New Bern Civic Theatre
414 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560 United States
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