Red, White and Tuna, the much- anticipated third installment of the Tuna trilogy written and performed by Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, will have its southern California premiere Jan. 28 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. The visiting production will run through Feb. 13.
Sears and Williams achieved national prominence fifteen years ago when they first introduced the denizens of the town of Tuna -- Texas's "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.
In the latest Tuna saga, Sears and Williams recreate the Tuna High School Reunion and bring to life 21 of the attendees, who range from chain-smoking Didi Snaveley and her UFO-seeking boyfriend to the hymn-singing Smut Snatchers and the hormonally-charged Tastee Kreme girls.
Presented by McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Red, White and Tuna will be performed at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. For tickets and information call (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310).
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent