A Tuna Christmas

by  Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m

"A hoot!" - The New York Times

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    2m
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Christmas/Holiday

Additional Info

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. A Tuna Christmas is a total delight for all seasons, whether performed by two quick-changing comedians as it was on Broadway, or by twenty or more. Production requirements are minimal, making the play suitable for school and community producers as well as large venues. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh-filled evening.
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Reviews

"A hoot!" - The New York Times

"So funny it could make a racoon laugh affectionately at Davy Crockett [...] It's far too good for just Christmas." - New York Post

"The hilarity [...] never lets up." - The Village Voice

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: Tuna, Texas.

Casting

2m
THURSTON WHEELIS
ELMER WATKINS
BERTHA BUMILLER
R.R. SNAVELY
AUNT PEARL BURRAS
SHERIFF GIVENS
IKE THOMPSON
INITA GOODWIN
LEONARD CHILDERS
PHOEBE BURKHALTER
JOE BOB LIPSEY
ARLES STRUVIE
DIDI SNAVELY
PETEY FISK
JODY BUMILLER
CHARLENE BUMILLER
STANLEY BUMILLER
VERA CARP
DIXIE DEBERRY
HELEN BEDD
FARLEY BURKHALTER
GARLAND POTEET
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Casting Notes

In the original production of A Tuna Christmas, all the denizens of Tuna, Texas, were played by two actors. It is the opinion of the authors that this greatly increases the fun of the show; but it is recognized that individual producers may wish to expand the size of the cast.

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Authors

Ed Howard

Ed Howard is the co-author of the plays “Greater Tuna”, “A Tuna Christmas”, “Red, White and Tuna”, “Tuna Do ...

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Joe Sears

Joe Sears

Jaston Williams

Jaston Williams

A Tuna Christmas was first presented on December 15, 1994 at the Booth Theater in New York City. It was directed by Ed Howard.

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