GREATER TUNA, A Play at the Gold Trail Grange APRIL 20th!
Post date: Apr 3, 2013 4:57:38 PM
POTLUCK 6:30, PLAY 8:00 Adults $10, Children $5 (Kids 12 and under are free) Grange members $8.
Free parking at Sutter's Mill Parking Lot in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park
Come on down and join us in Tuna, the “third smallest town in Texas,” where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. This hilarious comedy features two of Green Valley Theatre's veterans who portray nearly every one of Tuna's residents in a on-stop, irreverent romp through classic Americana.
This show runs approx. 1 hour 35 min and is appropriate for all ages.
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). Topping the headlines is
the winning entry in the American Heritage Essay Contest, entitled “Human Rights, Why
Bother?” Then, Arles exits, and in comes Didi Snavely of Didi’s Used Guns; she leaves and gives way to weatherman Harold Dean Lattimer: “We have this swarm of locusts that are headin’ our way from Louisiana, but we figure the dust will kill a lot of ’em, and the rest’ll probably get blown away or drown in this tropical storm that’s headin’ our way from the coast.” And the comedy continues, from Petey Fisk of the Humane Society talking about the duck problem and Yippy, the Pet of the Week to Phineas Blye, perpetual losing candidate for city council announcing he’s running again and revealing his plan to tax prisoners: “It would be easy, ’cause everyone knows where they are.” Of course, a day isn’t complete without the high school football report from Coach Raymond Chassie, who explains why his football team lost 48-0: “We lost mainly because we couldn’t score.” And so the day continues, as 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.