Over-the-top comedy “Greater Tuna” ends May 5

Published on: March 28, 2013

Greater TunaLone Star College-CyFair’s Drama Department presents an over-the-top comedy set in Texas' third smallest town in “Greater Tuna” April 19 – May 5.

Created in 1981, this long-running Off-Broadway hit’s humor, combined with biting political commentary, continues to sustain its popularity today. Two actors, playing radio talk show hosts Arles Struvie and Thurston Wheelis, transform their way through to create the entire population of Tuna in a tour de farce of quick-change artistry, costume changes and outlandish character quirks.

“Greater Tuna reveals the condescension behind misconceptions of Texas through a guise of hilarity, questioning the Texas stereotypes so casually spread throughout America and hinting at the harm that stereotypes cause to all of us,” said Jeff Wax, director. “The characters of Greater Tuna are full of passion - passion for their families, their pets and above all, their hometown. In the end, their passion shines through as their finest quality, and one that we could all stand to improve upon.”

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays in the Black Box Theatre, located in the Center for the Arts building on the Barker Cypress campus at 9191 Barker Cypress.

Seating is limited. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors. Group discounts are available.

For tickets and information, call 281.290.5201 or go to LoneStar.edu/boxoffice.