Rivertown Theaters is proud to present a new and even funnier production of the long-running comedy Greater Tuna, complete with a live band on the Main Stage January 11 - 27.
While New Orleans was still recovering and evacuated after Hurricane Katrina, actors Gary Rucker and Sean Patterson performed Greater Tuna in Covington LA, the first show back on a stage less than six weeks after the hurricane and with only two weeks of rehearsals. Their Rivertown Theater production will be an even Greater Tuna, a brand new version performed and directed by the city’s favorite comedy pair who audiences will laughingly remember from Rivertown’s sold-out, award-winning productions of The Producers and The Odd Couple.
Welcome back to Tuna, Texas!
Greater Tuna is a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of Tuna citizens - men, women, children, and animals alike - are portrayed by ONLY 2 performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful as they change characters and costumes at breakneck speed. Called "a good ol' down-home laugh-out-loud fest," Greater Tuna has enjoyed worldwide success, including long-running engagements both on and off-Broadway, at the White House, and as an HBO special. 2 Actors, 20 Characters, 20 million laughs!
Director and Set Design - Gary Rucker & Sean Patterson
Lighting Design - Eric Porter
Costume Design - Kate Jensen
Stage Manager - Jessica Piehl
SHOW DATES AND TIMES:
Opening Week: Jan. 11 & 12 at 8:00 pm and jan. 13 at 2:00 pm
2nd Week: Jan. 18 & 19 at 8:00 pm and Dec. 20 at 2:00 pm
3rd Week: Jan. 24, 25 & 26 at 8:00 pm and Jan. 27 at 2:00 pm
ALL TICKET PRICES: $36.94 (includes taxes & fees)
BOX OFFICE HOURS Tuesday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance
Corporate and Individual sponsorships, season tickets, group and military discounts are available as well. To purchase, please call the Box Office: (504) 461-9475 or (504) 468-7221 or visit www.RivertownTheaters.com
Location: Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is located at 325 Minor St. in the heart of Kenner’s historic Rivertown district. Plenty of free parking is available on the streets around the theater.