CLARKSVILLE, TN – Oct. 9, 2019 – Two actors, 20 characters and a barrel of laughs come to the stage as “Greater Tuna” is performed 7 p.m. Oct. 14-15 and 7 p.m. Oct. 21-22 in theotherspace, the 50-seat black-box theatre located upstairs at the Roxy Regional Theatre.
Following on the heels of last season's hit holiday comedy A Tuna Christmas, Ryan Bowie and Brian Best return to the third smallest town in Texas (where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies).
In this hilarious send-up of small-town morals and mores, Ryan Bowie and Brian Best play the entire population of Tuna, Texas – including Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye, Reverend Spikes and over a dozen others – in a "tour de farce" of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characterizations.
The first in a series of comedic plays by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams (followed by “A Tuna Christmas,” “Red, White and Tuna” and “Tuna Does Vegas”), “Greater Tuna” is affectionate satire on small-town, Southern life and attitudes.
No stranger to the world of one-man, quick-change comedy, Ryan Bowie, executive director of the Roxy Regional Theatre, has previously shown his versatility by playing nearly 40 roles in Becky Mode's “Fully Committed,” as well as a diverse range of roles in David Sedaris' “The Santaland Diaries,” Jonathan Tolins' “Buyer & Cellar” and Fred Barton's “Miss Gulch Returns” among others.
Brian Best has had audiences captivated since his Roxy Regional Theatre debut as housewife Edna Turnblad in “Hairspray,” Dr. Scott and the Narrator in Richard O'Brien's “The Rocky Horror Show,” Kris Kringle in Meredith Willson's “Miracle on 34th Street” and Charles Guiteau in “Assassins.”
Please note: Due to language and content, this production is suggested for mature audiences only.
“Greater Tuna” is made possible in part by Monica Drake & Mitchell Ketchens and Jill Eichhorn & Barry Kitterman and is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
Tickets are $20.
For tickets and more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, call 931-645-7699, or visit the theatre during regular box office hours (9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to curtain).
About The Roxy Regional Theatre
The Roxy Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing professional live theatre and promoting the arts, with emphasis on education, in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee and the Southeast. The theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville.
For more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org.
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