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Greater Tuna Auditions

  • Dakota Stage Ltd. 412 East Main Avenue Bismarck, ND, 58501 United States (map)

Open auditions for the Dakota Stage production of Greater Tuna will be held on Sunday and Monday December 8-9, from 6 pm to 9 pm

Casting: 2M or F

THURSTON WHEELIS, folksy radio host

ELMER WATKINS, head of Klan 249

BERTHA BUMILLER, beleagured housewife

YIPPY, half rat-terrier, half chihuahua

LEONARD CHILDERS, radio station owner and talk-show host

PEARL BURRAS, chicken farmer known for poisoning dogs

R.R. SNAVELY, drunken UFOlogist

REV. SPIKES, cliche spouting preacher

SHERIFF GIVENS, clueless long arm of the law

HANK BUMILLER, Bertha's philandering husband

ARLES STRUVIE, wise cracking radio host

DIDI SNAVELY, owner of Didi's Used Weapons

HAROLD DEAN LATTIMER, the weatherman

PETEY FISK, the one-man Greater Tuna Humane Society

JODY BUMILLER, Bertha's youngest son who collects stray dogs

STANLEY BUMILLER, Bertha's other son, a reform school graduate

CHARLENE BUMILLER, Stanley's twin sister, a cheerleader reject

CHAD HARTFORD, a reporter from Houston

PHINAS BLYE, a near-sighted perennial political candidate

VERA CARP, society matron and vice-president of the Smut Snatchers of the New Order

Directed by Mark Kuntz. Rehearsals begin December 16th.


January 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, February 1 @ 7:30pm; February 2 @ 2:00pm.

Greater Tuna was originally produced in 1981 in Austin, Texas by its authors, Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The play’s stars, Williams and Sears, played all twenty characters, and Howard directed. One year after its premiere, Greater Tuna opened Off Broadway, ran for over a year, and went on to tour major theaters all over America and spots overseas for the next thirty-some years, becoming one of the most produced plays in American theatre history.

Earlier Event: December 5
A Christmas Carol
Later Event: January 4
Greater Tuna Work Day