“Tuna Does Vegas” is the most recent of the Tuna plays which began nearly 30 years ago. This fourth play in the Tuna series was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The show has plenty of laughs as we follow the characters from tiny Tuna to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Arles Truvie and his wife, Bertha, decide to take a vacation and renew their vows in Las Vegas, but their plan is compromised when almost the entire population of Tuna descend on Las Vegas to hilarious results.
Since the late ‘70’s, the Tuna series, i.e., “Tuna Trilogy”, “Greater Tuna,” “Red, White, and Tuna”, and “A Christmas Tuna”, has been winning various awards and nominations, including the Los Angeles Ovation Award, Helen Hayes Award, San Francisco Bay Area Critics Award, and the LA Dramalogue Award. The shows have been performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, the Kennedy Center, and several times at the White House.
The cast has 18 members of veteran actors and beginning actors. All the actors take on the characters of the funny citizens of the town of Tuna,Texas, the third-smallest town in Texas. This is a laugh-out-loud show driven by the outrageous characters. “The show’s cast is terrific and funny. We are having a great time in rehearsals. This is a must-see show for the community,” commented the show’s director, Glenda Schornick.
The shows cast includes John Anderson, Judy Boudoin, Richard Boice, Joan Coleman, Elizabeth Devlin, Micky Evans, Janice Labat, Lex Mauffray, Nancy Moynan, Bill Myers, Bruce Northridge, Donna Oakley, Clayton Pennylegion, Penne Rappold, Christina Richardson, Jack Schornick, and Desarae Swilley. The director is Glenda Schornick. The stage manager is Susan Siekmann and the show is produced by Cheryl Grace.
The ARTS of Hancock County featured artist for the show is local artist Liz Schafer. Her work will be in the Theatre lobby and auditorium
The show dates are June 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, and 10. All shows start at 8pm except Sunday, June 3rd starts at 7pm and Sunday, June 10th starts at 2pm. Theatre doors open one hour before the show and seating starts 30 minutes before the show. Seating reservations is required for all patrons.
Tickets are available on-line at BrownPaperTickets and at Maggy Mays at 126 Main Street and Twin Light Creations at 136 Main Street in Bay St. Louis. Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for Seniors 65+, veterans, active military, students with ID, and $6 for children 12 and under.
Call 228-864-2882 for more information.
-> Please note: the Sunday June 3rd performance starts at 7pm, NOT at 2pm!
Show Dates: June 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10
Show Times: all shows start at 8pm except Sunday, June 3rd starts at 7pm and Sunday, June 10th starts at 2pm