Lakewood, WA — Lakewood Playhouse celebrates the new year with a special two week showing of GREATER TUNA, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. GREATER TUNA is a hilarious comedy about Tuna — Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two performers, Marcus Walker and Scott Campbell, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna — men, women, children and animals.
By 1985, only three years after it opened, GREATER TUNA was the most produced play in the United States with schools, colleges, community and professional theatres all anxious to add the hit comedy to their repertoire. Greater Tuna’s popularity crossed the Atlantic in 1988 as the highlight of Scotland’s famed Edinburgh Festival. Back at home, the Marines Memorial Theatre in San Francisco began a local production of Greater Tuna which ran continuously for a record-breaking seven years.
The popularity of Greater Tuna has even extended to the most distinguished home in the country, with Command Performances at the White House upon the invitation of President and Mrs. Bush in 1990 and again in 1991.
GREATER TUNA, directed by Elliot Weiner, runs January 8th, 2009 through January 18th, 2009. Ticket Prices range from $14.00 to $22.00 with special discounts for seniors, military, and anyone under the age of 25. Lakewood Playhouse is located at 5729 Lakewood Towne Center Blvd, next to the Pierce Transit Center in the heart of the Lakewood Towne Center. For more information and specific showtimes, call the Lakewood Playhouse Box Office at 253-588-0042 or visit www.lakewoodplayhouse.org.