Greene County Fine Arts Council

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Greater Tuna

Greater Tuna

September 11th and 12th at 7:30 PM and September 13th at 2:00 PM
The Historic Collins Theater


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.

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A Christmas Story

December 4th and 5th at 7:30 PM and December 6th at 3:00 PM
The Historic Collins Theater

Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more.

Snow White

February 19th and 20th at 7:30 PM and February 21st at 2:00 PM
The Historic Collins Theater

This locally adapted version of a classic tale is sure to leave you wanting more. Follow Snow White as she hides in the care of 7 peculiar dwarves, while she attempts to avoid the evil queen who is bent on the destruction of Snow White so that she can be the fairest in all of the land. This retelling will be a little of what you grew up loving with a few little twists that you never saw coming.

Beauty And The Beast

July 14th, 15th and 16th at 7:30 PM and July 16th and 17th at 2:00 PM
Greene County Tech High School

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty And The Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.