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"A Tuna Christmas" Plays at Catawba Nov. 29-Dec. 2

November 18, 2011

Category: Events, Students, Theatre Arts


Tuna ChristmasCatawba College's production of"A Tuna Christmas" brings an abundance of humor to the holiday. The play, by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, runs Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. (after hours showing follows Catawba's"Service of Lessons and Carols") and Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre on campus.

“A Tuna Christmas" is the second play in a trilogy of satires about the fictional town of Tuna, Texas. It is sometimes light and frivolous, sometimes dark and unsettling, but always laugh-out-loud funny as 22 memorable characters cross the stage.

“A Tuna Christmas" is directed by Dr. Kurt Corriher who is joined by Professors David Pulliam, Set Designer; Erin B. Dougherty, Costume Designer; and Christopher D. Zink, Lighting and Sound Designer; and senior Meredith Avery of Johnston, Assistant Set Designer.

The cast of"A Tuna Christmas" includes juniors Sara Coon of Dallas, Texas; Jamie Caputo of Greensboro; Bristol Glass and Sean Henderson of Concord; Katie Higgins of Durham; and Rayshaun Sandlin of Knightdale. They are joined by senior Kat Campagna of Branford, Conn. , and sophomore Jordan Clifton of Wake.

Additional technical support is provided by juniors Katie Hopkins of Albemarle, Stage Manager; and Ashley Jackson of University Place, Wash. , Assistant Stage Manager; senior Jered Shults of Sevierville, Tenn. , Master Carpenter; junior Greg Stoughton of Niceville, Fla. , Master Electrician; sophomore TyNia Brandon of Charlotte, First Hand; senior Quinn McRae of Hendersonville, Props Master; and junior John Millbank of Carrboro, Scenic Charge Artist.

Tickets to"A Tuna Christmas" are $10 for adults and $8 for non-Catawba students and senior citizens. Reservations can be made by calling the box office, (704) 637-4481.


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