Greater Tuna

 

By Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard

Directed by Hjalmer Anderson
Performed by The Woodinville Repertory Theatre March 8-30, 2013 at Denali Slab & Tile Studio.

Here’s the story:

Greater Tuna is the hilarious comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals.

The show began as a simple party skit based on a political cartoon more than 25 years ago in Austin, Texas. Talented creators Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard were the imaginative authors that parlayed the sketch into a critically acclaimed production which has entertained audiences across the country ever since.

 

Stage Cast

andrew_carr Andrew Carr

Andrew appreciates your support of Woodinville Repertory Theatre, where he appeared in last spring’s production of Southern Hospitality. Andrew earned his B.F.A. in Theatre and his professional acting resume includes several seasons with (the late) Players Theatre Columbus, one with Stage One: The Louisville Children’s Theatre, and a summer on Cape Cod at The Monomoy Theatre. He also has numerous commercials and industrial training films to his credit. Andrew’s also a writer & photographer, and has taught middle school science. His favorite role of all time is that of “Daddy” to Elias, Bennett, and Kieran, whom he would like to thank for their love & support along with the rest of his family: John & the men, the gang from Saturday & Sunday mornings, the “Pierce Posse,” and,of course, Keri.

 

chazz_kaskesChazz Kaskes

Chazz is thrilled to be apart of of the Greater Tuna. Appearing in past WRT shows in Baby with the Bathwater, An Actors’ Nightmare, and The Odd Couple (the female version), this is Chazz’s toughest set of roles yet! As well as on stage, he is also seen at the Market Theater performing improv as Seattle’s youngest professional improviser. He performs and teaches improv as the passion of his art. Other roles he has played include Valere (Tartuffe), Roger/Gary (Noises Off), Hallucinated Pinecone (Farmhouse Syndicate) as well as the latest Vern Fonk commercials. Chazz would like to thank his family, his church, and his lovely fiancee, Kelsey, for being such a support as he’s dabbling in multiple personality disorder. Chazz is so excited to explore the small town of Tuna with you all, and just asks that you smile, laugh, and hold onto your boots!

 

Stage Crew

Hjlamer Anderson (Director / Sound Design)

Hjalmer Anderson has been involved in theatre in the Pacific Northwest for more than 40 years as an educator and director.  His current positions are Artistic Director for the Woodinville Repertory Theatre and Technical Director for the Northshore Performing Arts Center.  Hjalmer taught theatre at Inglemoor High School for 9 years and 23 years at Woodinville High School.

Hjalmer has directed more than 200 productions in his career.  He directed Same Time Next Year for the Second Story Repertory Theatre in Redmond three years ago and over the years for the Woodinville Rep he has directed, I Hate Hamlet, the musical Mame and Ken Kesey’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest,  The Odd Couple, (The Female Version), Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, Prisoner of 2nd Ave, Southern Hospitality and last December for the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds, Dashing Through The Snow.  He is very excited to bring you Greater Tuna.

Natalia Herrett (Technical Director / Set Designer)

This is Natalia’s first time working with the Woodinville Reparatory Theatre and is pleased to help bring this fabulous show to life. Natalia has been working in technical theatre since high school and is a recent graduate of Western Washington University with a degree in Theatre Management and Stage Management. Natalia is excited to exercise her set designing skills while waiting until fall when she will be going back to school to get her MFA in Theatre/Production Management. Lastly, Natalia would like to give a shout out to her wonderful family and loving boyfriend David and say thank you for all of their love and support!

Steve Cooper (Stage Lighting)

Steve is a local director and designer working for several of the regions fringe theater companies. His most recent directing project is Burien Little Theater’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar that will open in mid February. Steve has directed A Christmas Carol in Auburn, and Last of the Boys at Pierce College as a guest artist. Steve is the resident lighting designer for Theater Schmeater and the Northshore Performing Arts Center.
Most recently, Steve directed Bold Grace:  The Voyages of Grace O’Malley and will be directing the upcoming production of Passengers, both at Woodinville Repertory Theatre

Eric Clark (Stage Manager)

This is Eric Clark’s fifth year teaching math at Woodinville High School. Mr. Clark received his B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Western Washington University, Bellingham, and his teaching certification from Central Washington University, Lynnwood campus. He taught math at Western for two years while earning his Masters degree and two years at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Marsha Stueckle (Costuming)

This is Eric Clark’s fifth year teaching math at Woodinville High School. Mr. Clark received his B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Western Washington University, Bellingham, and his teaching certification from Central Washington University, Lynnwood campus. He taught math at Western for two years while earning his Masters degree and two years at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

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