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.