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‘Greater Tuna’ Comes to the Villagers Barn Theatre

45Tickets are still available for the limited weekend engagement of “Greater Tuna,” the two-man play set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, at the Villagers Barn Theatre, DeMott Lane.

“Greater Tuna” is actually the first in a series of four comedies set in that fictional burb, with the others being “A Tuna Christmas,” “Red, White and Tuna” and “Tuna Does Vegas.”

Starring in the play – and playing a total of 23 characters – are veteran actors Kris Longwell and Wesley Loon.

Longwell, a Texas native, has appeared at The Villagers as The Baker in “Into the Wood,” Harold Hill in “Music Man,” Chandebise/Posch in “A Flea in Her Ear,” Panch in “Spelling Bee,” Jessep in “A Few Good Men” (Perry Award Winner), as well as Felix in “The Odd Couple,” Mortimer in “Arsenic & Old Lace” and Gene in “Sideman.”

Longwell studied at AMDA and HB Studios in New York City and is a member of Alliance Rep.

Loon is a graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy and has performed professional in several regional theaters. At The Villagers, Loon has appeared as Marcellus Washburn in “Music Man,” Don Carlos Homenides De Histangua in “A Flea in Her Ear” and J.P. Morgan in “Ragtime.” He also played the role of Edna Turnblad in the Playhouse 22 production of “Hairspray,” which earned him a Perry nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.

“Greater Tuna” runs in the Villagers’ Black Box theatre from Sept. 6 – 8, with showtimes of 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

All tickets are $16; there are no group rates or discounts available.

The show is produced by  www.624-productions.com in association with Villagers Theatre.

For more on the show, visit their Web site.

 

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