Placer Community Theater presents one of Broadway’s most endearing comedies, “Greater Tuna,” in March. Greater Tuna will also mark the final show of the Placer Community Theater 15th anniversary season and the 40th production in Auburn non-profit community theater company history.
The story presents us with the third smallest town in Texas, whose citizens are all played by two star actors, Dave Atkinson and John Watson, who change characters and costumes faster than a duck eats a junebug. “Greater Tuna” was originally produced in 1981 in Austin, Texas by its writers Jason Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. A year after its premiere, âGreater Tunaâ opened on Broadway, lasted there for over a year, and then toured in theaters across America for over 30 years. It has become one of the most produced plays in the history of American theater. You’ll marvel at the art of rapid change and the city’s twenty characters – men, women, children and even animals – in this fast-paced comedy.
Director Rodger McDonald is a seasoned actor and director who shares his wealth of experience with Placer Community Theater for “Greater Tuna.” McDonald’s is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the Sacramento Area Regional Theater Alliance whose resume includes more than 250 theater productions in the United States, including TV and film credits. The Placer Community Theater is honored that McDonald’s is lending its talents to “Greater Tuna”, and audiences will certainly appreciate its performance.
Evening performances will be presented at the General Gomez Arts & Event Center located at 808 Lincoln Way in downtown Auburn at 7:30 p.m. on March 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30. Morning performances will be offered at 2:00 p.m. on March 17, 24 and 30.
Tickets can be purchased online via http://www.pcttickets.org up to four hours before each performance. The price of advance purchase tickets for this event is $ 22 for an adult general seat, $ 18 for people 65 and over / students / groups of 10 or more. Tickets can also be purchased at the door at a cost of $ 25. The ticket price includes light refreshments and drinks. For more information http://www.placertheater.org.