Right Angle Entertainment and A Rising Tide Theatrical Group present Greater Tuna
Right Angle Entertainment and A Rising Tide Theatrical Group will stage the all-new national tour of Greater Tuna. The hilarious hit comedy about the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies, is coming back to theaters, this time with co-creator Jaston Williams sitting in the director’s chair. Each performance will be followed with a Q&A.
Although written and first performed over 30 years ago, the residents of Tuna could not be more up-to-date. Contemporary politicians and The Religious Right have put the basis for the comedy in Greater Tuna back on the front pages of today’s newspapers. Vera Carp is still leading the Smut Snatchers of the New Order in their campaign to clear the library shelves of dirty books like Huckleberry Finn and Romeo and Juliet. Elmer Watkins speaks up for the KKK, Petey Fisk argues for animal rights, and a celebrity murder is on the front page.
With its humble beginnings at a Sixth Street cabaret in Austin, Texas in 1981, Greater Tuna came from the minds of master comedians Jaston Williams and Joe Sears, along with original director Ed Howard as the imaginative authors who parlayed the sketch into the critically acclaimed production which has entertained audiences across the country ever since.