Greater Tuna is the first in a series of 4 comedic
plays (followed by A Tuna Christmas, Red, White and
Tuna, and Tuna Does Vegas), each set in the fictional
town of Tuna, Texas, the "third-smallest" town in the
state. The series 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. Of the
four plays, Greater Tuna is the darkest in tone.
The plays are notable in that two men play the entire
cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both
genders and various ages. In PiPE DREAM’s production of
Greater Tuna, the two actors were Kevin Hurley and
Michael Apollo Stevens.
This was the first independently produced straight play
by PiPE DREAM theatre. They have since mounted it again
with all of the same actors... all 2 of them.