A Tuna Christmas
Miners Alley: 11/13 – 12/20
L-R: Seth Maisel and Christian Mast
Above-Below: Christian Mast and Seth Maisel
Photo credit JR Cody Schuyler
By now every lover of comic theatre must have seen “Greater Tuna” at least once. This reviewer has seen it many times. The comic send-up of red neck southern “culture” penned by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams is hilarious. “A Tuna Christmas” is the second installment, which is followed by “Red White and Tuna” and “Tuna Does Vegas.” Unfortunately as we have discovered in nearly every medium sequels seldom deliver the goods as well as the original.
“Greater Tuna” set the bar pretty high. In all its incarnations two men portray a fantasia of over twenty characters of both sexes and multiple ages. All your favorite characters are there: Dee Dee Snavely, Vera Carp, Petey Fisk and Bertha Buemiller head the list.
Christian Mast and Seth Maisel, the two men who portray this town-full of redneck eccentrics are gifted comic actors. One does however, wish for a bit of modulation in the vocal amperage, as well as a slower suhthuhn drawl in certain vignettes.
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Miners Alley Playhouse
Nov. 13 - Dec 20
"A Tuna Christmas"
It is 24 hours before Christmas, and all comic hell is about to break loose.
Fri/Sat @ 7:30.p.m. Sun. @ 2 p.m.; Thurs., Dec. 3, 10, 17 @7:30 p.m.
Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401 303-935-3044 or online at minersalley.com