A Tuna Christmas

By Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams

Directed by Patricia Kugler Whitely

In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it is Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, focusing on the annual lawn display competition. Socialite Vera Carp hopes to win for the 15th straight year, but faces stiff competition from Didi Snavely, the proprietor of Didi's Used Weapons, and from Inita Goodwin and Helen Bedd, the cowboy-loving waitresses from the Tastee Kreme. Many other colorful Tuna denizens, some whom you will recognize from Greater Tuna, some appearing for the first time, join the fun.

Audiences will delight in the fact that all 22 characters are played by two quick-changing comedians, local favorites Don McCoy and Lee Waldhart. You're not going to want to miss this raucous sendup of a small town Christmas.

Jointly produced by Strollers Theatre and the Madison Theatre Guild

Presented at the Esquire in the Evjue Theatre, 113 East Mifflin Street.

December 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 1998

Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 5 and 8:30 pm, Sundays at 5 pm

General admission tickets are $10.00. Call 238-8183 for reservations.