Thursday, August 13, 2009

Greater Tuna

Bertha and Charlene Bumiller, as portrayed by Kevin Miller and Van Reed respectively, share a special mother-daughter moment as they discuss the recent cheerleader tryouts. These are just a few of the characters to take the audience through a day in the life in Tuna TX as the Eunice Players' Theatre presents Greater Tuna September 12 - 20.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cast in Rehearsal for Greater Tuna

The Eunice Players’ Theatre is pleased to announce the return of Kevin Miller and Van Reed in Greater Tuna, the side-splitting comedy featuring the citizens of Tuna, Texas' third smallest town. The long-running off-Broadway hit written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard features the two actors bringing twenty characters to life through quick costume changes and a variety of characterizations. You’ll come to know Arles and Thurston, disc jockeys from the local radio station, OKKK; Hank and Bertha Bumiller and their children, Stanley, Charlene, and Jody; Didi Snavely, owner of Didi's Used Weapons ("If we can't kill it, it's immortal"); Reverend Spikes, president of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order; Yippy the Dog; and more.

This play is being presented under the direction of Ching Wasmuth as a special encore presentation in the theatre’s 40th anniversary season. Greater Tuna was an audience favorite when it was first presented at EPT in 1992 starring Glenn Mentel and Vince Fontenot. In 2001, audience members came to know more of Tuna’s citizens when Wasmuth presented A Tuna Christmas with Miller and Reed.

Tickets will soon be available for purchase; in the meantime, mark your calendars for September 12, 16, 17, and 19 at 7:00 p.m.; September 13 and 20 at 2:00 p.m.; and September 15 at 6:00 (dinner theatre) so you’re sure not to miss this show that promises to be a barrel of laughs!