'Greater Tuna' needs fewer snide asides, more love
A Seattle Post - Intelligencer reveiws begins thusly:
"When Joe Sears and Jaston Williams first brought the pan-fried residents of fictional Tuna to the stage, it was considered an amusing portrayal of a picaresque small Texas town. In hindsight, it was a warning.
Coming from Austin, an island of political blue in the state, they knew quite well the people they originated in gender-bending, quick-change style. In Tuna, the Lions Club is too liberal, and a school essay titled "Human Rights: Why Bother?" wins first prize. This is a town where the BBB ("Better Baptists Bureau") fills a committee to "snatch books off the shelves of high school libraries to protect the minds of the children," and believes youth violence is caused by "working parents who put their kids into day care." "
It runs at the secondstoryrep.org
READ MORE snooty criticism at http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/theater/372514_tuna29q.html
PLAYWRIGHTS: Joe Sears, wJaston Williams and Ed Howard may survive.