Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents

Greater Tuna

Part of the Broadway Specials Series

Location: Bass Performance Hall

Run Time: 1 hour 45 minutes with a 20 minute intermission

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible, Sign Interpretation


March 29 - 30, 2017

GREATER TUNA is a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. All new reimagined and directed by co-creator Jaston Williams, the eclectic band of Tuna citizens – men, women, children, and animals alike – are portrayed by ONLY 3 performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful.  Called “a good ol’ down-home laugh-out-loud fest,” by DC Metro Theater Arts, GREATER TUNA has enjoyed worldwide success, including long-running engagements both on and Off-Broadway, at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Late Night with David Letterman, and as an HBO special. 3 Actors, 21 Characters, 20 million laughs.

Special rates available for groups of 10+

Meet the Cast

Ryan H. Bailey

Playing the Roles of: Elmer Watkins; Leonard Childers; Hank Bumiller; Arles Struvie; Didi Snavely; Petey Fisk and Chad Hartford

Tim Leavon

Playing the Roles of: Ronnie Pert; Harold Dean Lattimer; Jody Bumiller; Stanely Bumiller; Charlene Bumiller; Phinas Blye and Vera Carp

Will Mercer

Playing the Roles of: Thurston Wheelis; Bertha Bumiller; Pearl Burras; R.R. Snavely; Reverend Spikes; Sheriff Givens and Yippy

Jaston Williams

Co-Creator, Director


The audience all but exploded the theatre with laughter

The New York Post

Hilarious, a tribute to the art of acting

Washington Post

Sharp, satiric, & funny

New Yorker

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