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A Tuna Christmas is a 1989 comedic play written by Joe Sears and Jaston Williams, who also perform all of the characters in the show, which span genders, ages, and varying degrees of sanity. Sears and Williams have also written three other plays about the fictitious Texas town (Greater Tuna, Red, White and Tuna, and Tuna Does Vegas) which affectionately portray Southern, small-town life and values while also sharply satirizing them. The plays have found great success touring the country, and A Tuna Christmas even had a short Broadway engagement at the Booth Theatre in 1994-5. Order your A Tuna Christmas tickets now and see just how crazy Christmas can make a tiny Texas town.Plot Synopsis:
Everyone in the town of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, is busy preparing for the annual Christmas Yard Display Contest. All eyes are on Vera Carp, who has won 14 years in a row, and the competition gets fierce, especially when an elusive "Christmas Phantom," who has been known to vandalize the displays, shows up and threatens to turn the whole contest upside down. Meanwhile, other residents of Tuna are busy with their own holiday issues. Stanley Bumiller, an aspiring taxidermist, tries to end his probation and skip town; Bertha Bumiller tries desperately to keep her family together for the holiday season; and Joe Bob Lipsey encounters many challenges in staging his production of A Christmas Carol. Other interesting characters include Didi Snavely, killing enthusiast and owner of Didi's Used Weapons; Didi's husband R. R. Snavely, UFO expert; Elmer Watkins, the eyebrowless victim of a flamethrower accident; and Sheriff Givens, called "Rubber Sheets" due to a bed-wetting incident at sleep-away church camp. Order your A Tuna Christmas tickets and watch the holiday hilarity ensue as these wacky characters crash headfirst into Christmas!Advisory: Appropriate for most audiences Creative Team: Author Joe Sears Author Jaston Williams Cast: US Tour Various Joe Sears Various Jaston Williams A Tuna Christmas News: November 10, 2011 The new holiday tour of A Tuna Christmas kicks off in Fort Worth, TX!