Greater Tuna is a tall Texas tale of a hilarious day in Tuna, “the third smallest town in the Lone Star State where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.”
Henderson State University Theatre will present three performances of the comedy Aug. 26 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., and Aug. 27 at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow the opening night performance.
Greater Tuna was originally produced in 1981 in Austin, Texas, by its authors, Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. The play’s stars, Williams and Sears, played all 20 characters and Howard directed.
The cast of the Henderson production includes LaDarius Jamerson of Fort Smith and Dakota Mansfield of Benton. The play is under the direction of Claudia Beach, director of theatre, with scenic and lighting design by Doug Gilpin, professor of theatre; costume design by William Henshaw, professor of theatre; and sound design by Beach. Nicholas Bius of Benton is stage manager.
The HSU Theatre Box Office in Arkansas Hall is open for advance ticket sales from 1 to 4 p.m. All seats are reserved. Admission is $10, or free with an HSU student ID, courtesy of the Student Activities Board.
The play contains some language that might be deemed inappropriate for young audiences. For more information or reservations, call 870-230-5291, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.