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‘Tuna Does Vegas’ comes to Lansing

July 2nd, 2013 by insideout

I am grateful for the huge spectrum of people and cultures, right here in our own country. The people you meet on the East Coast are different than those that grew up on the West Coast. Those rugged folks from Montana and the Dakotas are a different breed than the sun-kissed residents of Florida and the Atlantic coast.

Then there is one state that is proudly independent from the rest – Texas. Indeed, while Texas is the largest state in the continental US, Texans from Amarillo to the Rio Grande all have a pride and spirit that unites them. Sometimes this foolhardy pride can cause our Texan friends to be the butt of the joke.

Such is the case in the third and final play in the Greater Tuna trilogy of plays, written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard.

Tuna Does Vegas re-unites the lovable and eccentric characters from the ‘third smallest town in Texas’ as they take on Sin City.

tuna-does-vegasThe hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows…but everyone in Tuna, Texas goes along for the ride!

Tuna Does Vegas is both an affectionate comment on small-town life as well as a hilarious satire of the same. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by two male actors, Aral Gribble and Wayne David Parker, making this display of life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, Vegas showgirls, Elvis impersonators and more!
The show runs from July 18 to 21  at the Williamson Theater at 122 S. Putnam St. in Williamston, about 30 minutes Northeast from our Inn and Restaurant. Check the website for ticket prices and purchase.


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