A Tuna Christmas
Year:
2019-2020 Season
Category:
2019-2020 Season
Release date:
January 17th - January 26th, 2020
Duration:
2 hours 0 minutes
Writers:
Ed Howard, Joe Sears, & Jaston Williams
Director:
Frank Siebke

 


For Phone Reservations, please call (951) 658-5300

Single Admission (everyone) is $15.00 per seat.
Opening Night Admission is $10.00 per seat.
Group Discount available for 10 or more seats.

The Plot

A Tuna Christmas is a broad comedy set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. The plot centers on the town’s annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp. A mysterious “Christmas Phantom,” known for vandalizing the yard displays, has the contestants on edge. Among the subplots are Stanley Bumiller’s attempts to end his probation and leave Tuna, Bertha Bumiller’s struggle to hold her family together at Christmastime, and Joe Bob Lipsey’s fight to mount successfully his production of A Christmas Carol despite the town controller of the electric company threatening to turn the lights off. The play is both an affectionate commentary and withering satire of small town, Southern life and attitudes. A Tuna Christmas is the second in a series of comedic plays set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. (The play is preceded by Greater Tuna and followed by Red, White and Tuna and Tuna Does Vegas.) Two actors play all 20 zany characters.

Description

Full-Length Play

Comedy

Characters

*** All Ages are Relative ***

THURSTON WHEELIS
ELMER WATKINS
BERTHA BUMILLER
R.R. SNAVELY
AUNT PEARL BURRAS
SHERIFF GIVENS
IKE THOMPSON
INITA GOODWIN
LEONARD CHILDERS
PHOEBE BURKHALTER
JOE BOB LIPSEY

ARLES STRUVIE
DIDI SNAVELY
PETEY FISK
JODY BUMILLER
CHARLENE BUMILLER
STANLEY BUMILLER
VERA CARP
DIXIE DEBERRY
HELEN BEDD
FARLEY BURKHALTER
GARLAND POTEET

Cast

Arles Struvie – Josh Sommers
Thurston Wheelis – Brad West

Crew

Director: Frank Siebke
Stage Manager / Assistant Director: Bob Norman
Backstage Crew and Dressers: Janet Fulton, Judi Phares, Jody Soto, Raul Soto, Elvin Ruiz
Set Design / Construction:  Frank Siebke and Bob Norman
Lights / Sound Design:  Jason Middle

Director's Notes

How do you put on a great play?  Get a cast second to none, a crew that would crawl through broken glass just to put on a great show, then just step back and let the magic happen.

Comedy is the most difficult component of theatre, as it is in life, and if you are lucky enough to get it, then you are lucky enough.  Please enjoy the play:  there are alien abductions, a phantom, and little people and those are just the normal people in Tuna, Texas.

Thanks You’s:  First I would like to thank my Mother and Father for making me possible and then I would thank RHP for giving me this opportunity and all their board members (although why they are bored I have no idea) and the wonderful cast and crew for their time and energy;  it couldn’t be a play without them.

And lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the audience.  Without your money and support, it would just be an empty building.  You are all great!

Thanks To

Ramona Bowl Association

DVAC

RHP Board

Janet Fulton

Judi Phares

Jody Soto

Raul Soto

Elvin Ruiz

Cast, Crew, Friends & Families

The 1st Saturday of every production we allow a local organization to use our theater as a fundraiser. On Saturday, January 18th there will be a fundraiser performance. If you would like to attend this show, please contact the organization listed below.
Saturday, January 18th @ 7:30pm – Beta Sigma Phi by phone (909) 754-5136 or by email lynette.warren@verizon.net

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