No more Tuna in Texas -- at least in Fort Worth. Red, White and Tuna ends at the Bass Performance Hall June 25 before traveling further in the Lone Star State to Galveston. Performances began in Fort Worth June 20.
Creators Joe Sears and Jaston Williams play a multitude of characters, male and female, in the third trip to Tuna, the quintessential Texas small town filled with all kinds of home grown eccentrics. As the Tuna High School Reunion approaches on Fourth of July weekend, the people of Tuna are right where A Tuna Christmas left them off. Did the UFO communicate with Didi Snaveley? Are Bertha and Arles one of Tuna's hottest items? Will Petey Fisk get his wish for a more humane Tuna? And who will win the Tuna Reunion Beauty Contest?
Sears and Williams achieved national prominence 15 years ago when they first introduced the denizens of Tuna -- Texas' "third smallest town" -- in Greater Tuna, which became a long-running success thanks to their deft comic dialogue and timing, multiple characterizations and split second costume changes. That was followed by A Tuna Christmas, which played two Command Performances at the White House and went on to be performed more than a thousand times around the country, including a brief Broadway stint.
Tickets are $43-$17. The Bass Performance Hall is located at Fourth St. between Calhoun & Commerce. For reservations, call (817) 467-ARTS or (214) 631-ARTS. The Greater Tuna website is located at http://www.greatertuna.com.