Society

MHS thespians to perform 'Tuna'

Bertha Bumiller (left, portrayed by Ashton Whitmire), gives her son Jody (played by Hayden Wilson) a piece of her mind in a scene from "Greater Tuna". Milano High School's theatre company will perform the legendary comedy on Friday and Saturday at the school's cafetorium. Curtian goes up at 7:30 p.m. each night. Bertha Bumiller (left, portrayed by Ashton Whitmire), gives her son Jody (played by Hayden Wilson) a piece of her mind in a scene from "Greater Tuna". Milano High School's theatre company will perform the legendary comedy on Friday and Saturday at the school's cafetorium. Curtian goes up at 7:30 p.m. each night. MILANO- The International Thespian Society and the Theatre Production Company of Milano High School will present "Greater Tuna" by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard in two performances this weekend.

The curtain will go up at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21 in the Milano High School cafetorium, according to Susan Meyer, MHS Theatre sponsor. Tickets for each show are $4 for adults and $2 for senior citizens and students.

"Tuna" was written to be a two man show and has been incredibly successful both on and off Broadway. For Milano's show, each character has an individual actor or actress playing each role, Meyer said.

The play takes place in Tuna, Texas, the state's 3rd smallest town. The connection to this community is revealed through the local radio station OKKK broadcasting at 250 watts. The daily trials, sarcasm, and hilarity that can occur in a small town come to life within the production.

This year the fall production will showcase some of our veteran actors as well as many actors making their debut on the MHS stage, Meyer said.

Cast members include Sam Wa lker (Thurston Wheelis), Thomas Sanders (Arles Struvie), Brittany Bullock (DiDi Snavley), Stephanie Philpott (Peety Fisk), Elisabeth Thomason (Harold Dean Lattimer).

Also, Ashton Whitmire (Bertha Bumiller), Jaxson Robinson (Stanley Bumiller), Desiree Adrian (Charlene Bumiller), Hayden Wilson (Jody Bumiller/ Phineas Bly).

Also, Caleb Eastland (Chad/ The Sheriff), Taryn Love (Lenora Childers), Mandy Coldiron (Pearl Burris), Blaine Plentl (R.R. Snavley/ Hank Bumiller, Blair Geer (Vera Carp) and John Jentsch (Rev. Spikes).

The Tuna Helpers (crew) are Ryan Karl (lights), Carter Whitmire (set design), Lexi Melton (sound design), Chelsey Burgess (costumes), Christin Catalina (costumes), Hunter Gage (properties), Elise West (stage manager) and Dylan Eastland (T-shirt and program design).


Click here for digital edition
2009-11-19 digital edition



The burn ban for Milam County has been lifted. Burning is always prohibited in the county's municipalities.


Click here to register for the 5 Kay!