Greater Tuna was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. It was the first play in a series of 4 comedies followed by A Tuna Christmas, Red, White and Tuna and Tuna Does Vegas. Each play is set in the town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state.. All of the plays are characteristic that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages. Greater Tuna debuted in Austin, Texas, in the fall of 1981, and had its off-Broadway premiere in 1982.
We have cast our production of Greater Tuna with two veteran actors to the Woodinville Rep stage and will be directed by the Rep’s artistic director, Hjalmer Anderson.
Our two actors are Chazz Kaskes and Andrew Carr.
Chazz Kaskes who will be playing Jaston’s list of characters and Andrew Carr was cast to play the Joe Sears list.
You may remember Chazz from his work in the Woodinville Rep’s production of Arthur Miller’s, The Odd Couple and Christopher Durang’s, The Actors Nightmare and Baby with the Bathwater. In addition, Chazz appears regularly as a regular member of the professional improvisation company “Unexpected Productions”.
Andrew Carr came to the Woodinville Rep last season as he portrayed John Curtis the town sheriff in our production of Southern Hospitality last season.
We have been in rehearsal for a week working on finding the voices of 20 different characters from the imaginary town of Tuna Texas. There is a reason why Greater Tuna is a very popular title as we laugh all during rehearsal. We are very excited and look forward in opening on March 8, 2013.
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