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Mark your calendars! The Tuna guys are coming to Richardson ...

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Mark your calendars ... the wacky characters from Tuna, Texas, are coming to The Eisemann Center stage in Richardson for a 16-performance run, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21.

"Tuna's Greatest Hits" - 30 years of Laughter is the celebration of the characters that came into the lives of Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard cracked them up ... and kept cracking them up.

I've been in love with the residents of Tuna since I first saw "Greater Tuna," the first of four plays, set in "the third smallest town in Texas." "Greater Tuna" was followed by "A Tuna Christmas," "Red, White and Tuna" and "Tuna Does Vegas." They shine a brutally funny light on small town life. No one is safe from their biting, truthful satire. I've seen all the shows (some more than once) and let me tell you, by the end of each performance, my face and sides ache from laughing so hard.

Williams and Sears play all the parts, somehow mastering the art of slipping in and out of character - and costume - with amazing ease and speed.

My favorite Tuna residents are Vera Carp, the town do-gooder and Bertha Bumiller, the long-suffering housewife who knows everything about everyone.

Watch upcoming editions of your News-Telegram for an interview with Vera and Bertha ... catching up on all the latest happenings in Tuna.

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Click here to watch a video of Aunt Pearl and Vera Carp at the visitation for The Judge.

Click here for performance times and dates and ticket information. Click on the February calendar to pull up the Tuna page.

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