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Mar 11, 2014 5:24 PM by Dave Fields

Eunice Players' Theatre new production Tuna Does Vegas opens March 27

Tuna Does Vegas, the newest performance by the Eunice Players' Theatre, opens on March 27 and reunites the lovable and eccentric characters from the 'third smallest town in Texas' as they take a rambling romp in Sin City.

Co-directed by Ching Wasmuth and Gabe Ortego, the Eunice Players' Theatre will begin its 45th season with a new Tuna Production on March 27, 28; April 1, 3, 5 at 7:00 p.m., as well as a matinee on Sunday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Dinner Theatre includes steak and trimmings at Ruby's Restaurant, next door to the theatre, and is Wednesday, April 2, at 6:00 p.m. Individual tickets for the show are $10; dinner theatre is an additional $15. Tickets can be purchased at David Ltd. Salon at 204 South Second St. in Eunice, or by calling David Manuel at (337) 546-0163 or Debi Crawford at (337) 457-2156 to charge by phone.


The theatre, located at 121 South Second Street in Eunice, advises the public that the play will include very brief use of mature language. Season tickets are also available for $20, allowing the bearer admittance to 3 of the season's shows, the ability to make seating reservations, an invitation to the Irving Awards, and a ballot for the awards. Patron and angel packages are also available.The hilarity begins when oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on air that he and his wife Bertha Bumiller are heading to Vegas to renew their wedding vows, but everyone in Tuna, Texas, goes along for the ride.

Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, Tuna Does Vegas will feature the favorite characters from the award-winning Greater Tuna productions with some new characters too.

Tuna Does Vegas balances as both an affectionate comment on small-town life and attitudes as well a hilarious satire of the same. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this town are portrayed by only two actors, making this send-up on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna -- men, women, as well as Vegas showgirls, Elvis impersonators and more.

Filling the roles will be Dr. Kevin Miller and Van Reed. These two Irving winning actors are returning to roles that they have played before in E.P.T. productions of Tuna Christmas (2001) and Greater Tuna (2009).

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