• ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
2015-2016 | SEASON 24

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TUNA DOES VEGAS

MAR 11 12 13 18 19 20 25 26 | FRI & SAT 8PM  SUN 2PM 

by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams

directed by CODY RUSSELL
stage manager: MILAN ALLEY

COMEDY | A hilarious new installment from the legendary Greater Tuna creative team! TUNA DOES VEGAS re-unites the lovable and eccentric characters from the ‘third smallest town in Texas’ as they take a rambling romp in Sin City.

With a bang, a twang and a bugle bead, the third-smallest town in Texas descends on Sin City… Neither berg may ever recover, not to mention the audience.  It’s been a decade since “Red, White and Tuna” joined “Greater Tuna” and “A Tuna Christmas” in a trilogy of lovingly ruthless hole-in-the-wall portraits. The wait was worth it — VEGAS ends the cycle in winning, hilariously warped manner.” – Los Angeles Times


Osner and Morton never miss a beat, marvelous in their many portrayals and playing off each other so well in all of the character pairings. Director Cody Russell skillfully keeps this rapid pace comedy moving, yet giving the show’s many laughs time to breathe… While the action is impressive on stage, kudos to the behind the scenes team… Stage manager Milan Alley and backstage crew Judy Hulett and Betsy Darnell are the unsung heroes. | READ FULL REVIEW
− Tamara McClaran, BUZZ
Mr. Osner and Mr. Morton were positively amazing with timing and lines, while on stage constantly in different hilarious roles for two full hours of this two-act laugh riot. | READ FULL REVIEW
− Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom, EU Jacksonville
With a marathon of costume changes long enough to make the most cardio-qualified drag queen wheeze, the two actors hop into each role with flourish and chutzpah. The more ostentatious wigs, outfits, and heels lend an immediate merriment to the audience, but it’s the comedic team’s efforts onstage that truly earn the larger laughs from the crowd. | READ FULL REVIEW
− Cameron Pfahler, Metro Jacksonville
photography by WENDY BAUCUM
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THE CAST .
Allen Morton
ALLEN MORTON as Thurston Wheelis
Blake Michael Osner
BLAKE MICHAEL OSNER as Arles Struvie
PRODUCTION TEAM.

Director: CODY RUSSELL
Stage Manager: MILAN ALLEY
Light Board Operator: ANDREW McCRANEY
Backstage Crew: JUDY HULETT, BETSY DARNELL
Set Design: CODY RUSSELL
Costume Design: The Cast
Lighting and Sound Design: BRYAN FRANK
Set Construction: BRIAN JOHNSON, CODY RUSSELL, GORDON FRANK, BRYAN FRANK, MILAN ALLEY, BLAKE OSNER, JULIA FALLON
Lighting Crew: GORDON FRANK
Poster Design: SHEPHERD
Web Design / Social Media Marketing: CARYL BUTTERLEY
Program: CELIA FRANK, DAGHER PRINTING
Photography: SUSAN ROCHE, WENDY BAUCUM
Opening Night Reception: AUDREY DEARBORN, THERESA ROOKEY, WALTER KRUPINSKI, KEN ROOKEY, BEV DENEEN, CAROL KALATA

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