Ghent Playhouse Announces Auditions for “Greater Tuna”

The Ghent Playhouse announces auditions for GREATER TUNA, written by Jaston
Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, and directed by Brian Wagner.

Auditions:         Monday, June 5 and Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Sign-in at 7:00 p.m. – Auditions will begin at 7:15 p.m.

6 Town Hall Place (Adjacent to the Ghent Firehouse off Route 66)
Ghent, New York

Rehearsals:     The rehearsal schedule will be based on the availability of those chosen for the production.  Those interested in auditioning are asked to be as specific as possible in listing any and all conflicts.

Performances:   October 6 – 22, 2017
Fridays and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Casting Info:      Two skillful, transformative male actors (aged 20-60) to portray 20 characters – men, women, children and pets – in this fast-paced, very funny show.

The production requires stamina, along with the ability to change roles at breakneck speed and create inventive voices for the characters.

Those auditioning will be asked to read specific scenes from the script.  Please see the story and character descriptions below for more information about the play.

The Story:  A day in the life of the wacky inhabitants of Tuna, Texas, as they parade across the stage in all their outrageous and irreverent glory, spouting on life, politics and what makes them (and sometimes us) tick.

This popular show has become one of the most produced plays in American theatre history.

The Characters:
THURSTON WHEELIS and ARLEN STRUVIE – two morning radio DJ’s
HAROLD DEAN LATTIMER – the radio station’s weatherman
ELMER WATKINS –  a hunting enthusiast
PETEY FISK – a member of the Greater Tuna Humane Society
REV. SPIKES – President of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order
VERA CARP – Vice President of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order
BERTHA BUMILLER – a member of the Smut Snatcher of the New Order
HANK BULMILLER – Bertha’s husband
CHAD HARTFORD – a press reporter
YIPPY – a charming little dog, part rat-terrier, part Chihuahua
LEONARD CHILDERS – host of radio’s “On the Line with Leonard.”
DIDI SNAVELY – a radio show caller; owns Didi’s Used Guns
R.R. SNAVELY – Didi’s husband; a fiddler
PHINAS BLYE – another radio caller;  running for City Council
PEARL BURRAS – owns a chicken farm and is suspected of poisoning dogs in the neighborhood


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