Friday, September 5, 2008

Theater that is NOT happening this weekend

That would be Greater Tuna out at the Ledges. When they first announced their season, the 2-person comedy was due to open this weekend. They cast Terry Jones and Michael Hays, two very actors who could deftly handle the comedy and the constantly changing characters.

Then Terry Jones had to go in for eye surgery. Kevin Burnham, the artistic director of the Ledges Playhouse, reports that the surgery left him temporarily blind. The decided to postpone their opening to give Terry an extra week to recover. The recovery is going well, Kevin says, though he is still blind in one eye. He will be ready for their new opening date: Sept. 12.

So if you were planning to head out to the Ledges for an evening of theater (and I do highly recommend that you do--it's a delightful experience in the park and even the temperature is starting to cooperate), plan to do it next weekend or any weekend through the 21st.

Here is the media alert they sent out with the correct dates:
The Ledges Playhouse Theater Company will be presenting the hit comedy
"Greater Tuna"
from September 12th through the 21st.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets are $10 and all seating is general.
Info: 944-0221
"This is radio station OKKK in Tuna, Texas serving the greater Tuna area at two hundred and seventy five watts, signing on!"

And so begins the morning on the radio in the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. GREATER TUNA is a hilarious look at life in rural America, filled with characters you love to hate and hate to love.

Using quick change artistry two actors, local favorites Terry Jones and Micheal Hays, create 20 howlingly funny characters. Tune in to hear all the latest news from Greater Tuna and join Thurston Wheelis, Arles Struvie, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, and all their friends for an evening of non-stop laughter.

Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG
Length: 2 hours

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