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A TUNA CHRISTMAS - Rubicon Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: October 14, 2014

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Rubicon Theatre Company | Ventura, CA

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SPT - $518/wk

SEEKING well-established heavy-set male actor between the ages of 40-60 with extensive character work and theatre credits.

Other Dates
Deadline for Submission:10/14/2014
Invited auditions:October 15thin Los Angeles
Rehearsal Dates:November 11 - December 2, 2014
Production Dates:December 3­?21, 2014
Performance Schedule: Wed thru Sun.
Start Date:November 11

Producer: Karyl Lynn Burns
Director: Brian McDonald
Writers: Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, Ed Howard

Accommodations: Hotel accomodations with small kitchen provided.


A Tuna Christmas is the second in a series of comedic plays (preceded by Greater Tuna and followed by Red, White and Tuna and Tuna Does Vegas), each set the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the "third-smallest" town in the state. The trilogy was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The plays are at once an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes but also a withering satire of same. The plays are notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages.

Roles Played by this Actor:

Thurston Wheelis - A disc jockey at radio station OKKK
Elmer Watkins - The victim of a tragic flame-shooter incident, Elmer was left with no eyebrows.
Bertha Bumiller - Housewife and mother to Jody, Stanley, and Charlene; member of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order ("Censorship is as American as apple pie, so shut up!")
Leonard Childers - Entrepreneur and radio personality on OKKK
R.R. Snavely - UFOlogist and husband to Didi
Pearl Burras - Aunt to Bertha, former riveter in Houston during World War II (the Japanese "never sank one of [her] ships!")
Sheriff Givens - Called "Rubber Sheets" due to his having wet the bed at church camp
Ike Thompson- a slow-witted highway worker
Inita Goodwin - A waitress at the Tasty-Creme
Phoebe Burkhalter- Presumably Farley's significant other, Phoebe is voiced by actor but onstage is a wig behind a window manipulated by a stagehand
Joe Bob Lipsey - the "not-the-marrying-kind" director of the Tuna Little Theater's "troubled production" of A Christmas Carol

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