Saturday, June 24, 2017 This Week's Paper

‘Tuna Does Vegas’ opens at Pierce College

When the lovable and eccentric characters from the “third-smallest town in Texas” reunite on the stage of Pierce College Theatre, it is sure to be an experience to remember. “Tuna Does Vegas” takes the audience on a rambling romp through Sin City, as oddball-conservative radio host Arles Struvie announces on-air that he and his wife, Bertha Bumiller, plan to renew their wedding vows in Vegas.

As everyone in Tuna, Texas insists on going along for the ride, hilarity ensues.

With five Pierce students playing at least three or four characters each, regardless of gender, the laughs are endless. “This is a really enjoyable, funny show with a well written script, and a great cast and crew,” said director Fred Metzger. “If you like to laugh with Texas, at Texas, this is a good show for you.”

“Tuna Does Vegas” features the lovable characters from the award-winning “Greater Tuna” productions. Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, the plays are an affectionate commentary on small-town life and attitudes. National productions of the four-play series have been performed on stages since 1981.

The production runs Feb. 21, 22, 28 and March 1 at 7 p.m., at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Theater. Tickets are available at the Student Life Office between 9-11 a.m., or 12-2 p.m., or by calling (253) 964-6710. General admission is $3, or $2 for students. Tickets will also be available at the door.