Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard.
Directed by and featuring Christian Jull and Daniel McMullen.
Produced by Joan Nordlund.
2, 3, 4, 5 December 2014 at 19:00
6, 7 December at 17.00
at Tanssiteatteri Hurjaruuth
What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phinas Blye and Reverend Spikes have in common? In this hilarious send-up of small town morals and mores, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas. It's a place where books like Huckleberry Finn and Romeo and Juliet are too smutty for the library shelves and the Lion's Club is too liberal.
Christian Jull and Daniel McMullen play all 20 characters, including both men and women.
Greater Tuna was originally produced in 1981 in Austin, Texas, by its authors, Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. One year after its premier, Greater Tuna opened Off-Broadway, ran for over a year and went on to tour major theatres all over America and spots overseas for the next thirty some years, and became one of the most frequently performed plays in American theatre history.
"Greater Tuna" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Rather than give the usual brief and boring actors' histories, we've given the directors and producer fun mini-interviews to find information you wouldn't usually read!
Wow! We had a fantastic afternoon with you all. We really enjoyed your production. The acting was excellent and both the actors have great comic abilities. We laughed all the way through. Congratulations to all concerned both front and backstage. I really hope you all decide to put on the rest of the plays in the series.|
Four ovations from the audience! Congratulations to the cast and crew for an over-the-top performance tonight. This "Tuna" thing could become habit forming!|
Thank you for the superb performance on Wednesday! The characters were so different and you performed them really well. And I have to give credit also to catering: the blueberry cheesecake was wonderful!|
Thank you guys for a wonderful evening! Really impressive!|
A truly enjoyable experience!! Great work, all of you!|
Great play, and superb performances! Well done, and those who haven't got there yet, get there!|
Fantastic play! Loved it!|
How can such tragic stories be so funny!? Thanks for a WONDERFUL performance!|
Great play ...excellent acting! THANK YOU!!|
Thanks for the show... [We] really enjoyed it. Fine performances.|