Last updated November 10, 2016
Albany Civic Theater
Red, White and Tuna
By: Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams
Directed by: Lance Duddlesten
Auditions: April 3 and Callbacks April 4
Performances: June 23, 24, 30, July 1, 2(m), 6, 7, 8
The much anticipated third installment in the Tuna trilogy takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester clad citizens of Texas' third smallest town.
Along with Tuna's perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.
It's been several years since we left Bertha and Arles dancing at the end of A Tuna Christmas. Did the romance blossom? Has Didi Snavley received any cosmic communications from R.R.'s UFO? Did Stanley make his fortune in the Albuquerque taxidermy business? These and other burning questions will be asked and answered in the side-splitting spoof of life in rural America.
Cast of characters
Performed by first actor:
Amber Windchime- Flower Child, former Tuna resident
Arles Struvey- A disk jockey at the radio station OKKK, now in a relationship with Bertha Bumiller
Petey Fisk- Employee of the Greater Tuna Humane Society
Charlene Bumiller- Daughter of Bertha Bumiller and brother to Stanley, now a military bride
Stanley Bumiller- Taxidermist, now residing in Albuquerque
Vera Carp- Town snob and leader of the Prayer Posse
Didi Snavley- Owner of Didi's Used Weapons ("If we can't kill it, it's immortal!")
Helen Bedd- Co-owner of "Helen & Inita's Hot-to-Trot Catering"
Garland Poteet- Soda dispenser and one of Helen's many boyfriends
Performed by second actor:
Star Birdfeather- Flower Child, former Tuna resident
Thurston Wheelis- A disk jockey at the radio station OKKK
Elmer Watkins- Spokesperson for Free White Texas
Bertha Bumiller- Housewife and mother to Jody, Stanley, and Charlene, now in a relationship with Arles Struvie
Pearl Burras- Aunt to Bertha, whose potato-salad recipe is prize-winning
Joe Bob Lipsey- the "not-the-marrying-kind" director of the Tuna Little Theater
R.R. Snavley- UFOologist and husband to Didi, now returned to Tuna
Inita Goodwin- Co-owner of "Helen & Inita's Hot-to-Trot Catering"
Leonard Childers- Entrepreneur and radio personality on OKKK
The Reverend Spikes- Now out of prison
Lance Duddlesten is a 1st time director.
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