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Welcome to Tuna, Texas! Greater Tuna at The Paramount

February 09, 2011

Appalachian Regional Theatrical Society will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter as they take you on a trip to Tuna, Texas, in their third production of the season, Greater Tuna.
Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna
— men, women, children and animals.

Set in the fictitious "third-smallest town" in Texas, Greater Tuna features two veteran local actors, Mike Locke and Fred Dunagan as the hosts of a local live radio show. During the course of the play, Mike and Fred will don wigs, dresses and various costumes to play more than twenty different characters. Citizens of Tuna call in to the show to debate the important news of the day: the homeless duck population, the Polynesian-themed production of My Fair Lady at the high school, and the recent UFO sightings, among others. Greater Tuna has been the most produced show in the United States and even had command performances at the White House.

The show began as a simple party skit based on a political cartoon more than 20 years ago 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.

Greater Tuna has been the most produced show in the United States and even had command performances at the White House.

The show is directed by Christopher McVey with stage management by Sarah McCall.

Greater Tuna will be at The Paramount Center for the Arts Saturday, February 12th at 8pm. To purchase tickets you may call the Paramount at 423-274-8920 or on-line www.etix.com . For more information on the show call Appalachian Regional Theatrical Society at 423.574.ARTS (2787) or visit our website, www.supportyourarts.com