In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna citizens, including ome you will recognize from previous Greater Tuna productions, join in the holiday fun.
This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as "the relationship." Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, and to those who have dared to ask, "Say, what are you doing Saturday night?"
The play takes place on Labor Day weekend in the adjoining backyards of two middle-aged widows. One house belongs to Flo Owens, who lives there with her daughters, Madge and Millie, and a boarder who is a spinster schoolteacher. The other belongs to Helen Potts, who lives with her elderly, invalid mother. Into this female atmosphere comes a young man named Hal Carter, whose animal vitality seriously upsets the entire group. Hal, a child of parents who ignored him, is self-conscious about his failings. Flo is wary of temptations for her daughters. Madge, bored with being only a beauty, sacrifices her chances for a wealthy marriage for the excitement Hal promises. Teenaged Millie finds her balance for the first time through the stranger's brief attention. And the spinster is stirred to make some changes in the dangling courtship that has brightened her life.
Join us for the Plaza's 4th Annual Character Breakfast. Everyone enjoys a delicious breakfast from Chick-fil-A before the character make themselves available for meet and greets. Held at the Wharton Civic Center, everyone will get the chance to see Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Elmo, Micky, Minnie, Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Dora, Snow White, Alice, Jake & the Neverland Pirates, Hello Kitty, Ninja Turtles, Tinker Bell and more. Tickets are $15 each and ticket sales close on Friday, July 10th at 5pm. This is a fundraiser for Programs at the Plaza Theatre.
Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill Cody, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for the show's headliner, dashing shooting ace Frank Butler. She soon eclipses Butler as the main attraction which, while good for business, is bad for romance. Butler hightails it off to join a rival show, his bruised male ego leading the way, but is ultimately pitted against Annie in a final shoot-out.