Greater Tuna, written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard will
open at the Ghent Playhouse October 6 and run 3 weeks through October 22,
2017. This production will be directed by Brian Wagner who appeared in
last year’s season opener, The 39 Steps. Brian chose to direct this gem
because – it’s a laugh a minute riot that will send audiences out into the
chilly evening with a smile on their face. This popular show has become
one of the most produced plays in American theatre history. After you?ve
laughed til your sides split, you’ll understand why.
In this hilarious sendup of small town morals and mores, two actors portray
over 20 characters – men, women, children and animals – all wacky citizens
of Tuna, Texas’ third smallest town. This daunting task has been taken on
by two Ghent Playhouse veterans who both hail from Hudson. You know Don
Dolan from his dramatic appearance in The Weir and his comical appearance
as King Sextimus in Once Upon a Mattress. Kevin Kilb, who opened last
season in The 39 Steps and closed it with his portrayal of Austin in True
West, returns to open the current season.
Costumes are delightfully designed by Joanne Mauer and set design is by the
Playhouse’s own Sam Reilly. Assistant Director is Emily Spateholts,
Lighting Designer Isabel Filkins and sound by Monk Schane-Lydon
Tickets are $22 each, $17 for Members of the Playhouse and $10 for Students
with ID. Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-800-838-3006 or going to the
website at www.ghentplayhouse.org.
Be sure to reserve your tickets early, especially for the Sunday matinees!
The Ghent Playhouse is now air-conditioned!
The Ghent Playhouse received a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award as Best Community
Theatre in Eastern NY from the NY Theatre Guide!