A TUNA CHRISTMAS
by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of “A Christmas Carol” is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun.
Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
Recommended for all audiences.
A Tuna Christmas will be performed at the Von Braun Center Playhouse on Nov 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m. and Nov 13 & 19, 2016 @ 2 p.m. Tickets for A Tuna Christmas are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors (65+), students, and active duty military and can be purchased by calling the box office at 256-536-0807, ask about group rates and handicapped seating.
DIRECTOR – Jay Hixon
Jay Hixon has been doing theatre since 1996. He started performing at one of the best kept theatrical secrets in the state, Northeast Alabama Community College. From there he went on to get his Bachelor’s degree in Theatre form the University of Montevallo. Since moving to Huntsville, he has been able to work with Lyrique Music Productions, Ovation Arts, Fantasy Children’s Theatre, Renaissance Theatre, and Theatre Huntsville. He has been an actor, a director, a producer, and a patron. Jay is thrilled to be directing “Tuna Christmas” for Theatre Huntsville. He wants to especially thank he wife Nora for her love and support. Check out Jay’s Youtube Channel “Now Playing HSV” for more information about his other projects.
Jon Brown has been involved with community theatre in Huntsville and surrounding areas for the past fifteen years. He currently resides in Guntersville with his cat, Kevin. He looks forward to flexing his acting muscle with this show.
Jon will perform the characters Arles Struvie, Didi Snavely, Petey Fisk, Jody Bumiller, Stanley Bumiller, Charlene Bumiller, Vera Carp, Dixie Deberry, Helen Bedd, Farley Burkhalter and Garland Poteet.
Christopher Kelly Carter is an Aries that lives in Five Points with a pug and a Hungarian. He has been involved with community theatre for over twenty years. He was most recently seen on the Theatre Huntsville stage as William Gillette in The Game’s Afoot, Inspector Blore in And Then There Were None, Kevin in Superior Donuts, Arnold Wiggins in The Boys Next Door, and Harmony in Daddy’s Dyin’…Who’s Got The Will?
Chris will perform the characters Thurston Wheelis, Elmer Watkins, Bertha Bumiller, Leonard Childers, R.R. Snavely, Pearl Burras, Sheriff Givens, Ike Thompson, Inita Goodwin, Phoebe Burkhalter and Joe Bob Lipsey.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Gordon Williamson