A Tuna Christmas
Georgia Ensemble Theatre
through December 29, 2019
Well, it is almost Christmas in the 3rd smallest town in Texas, and radio station OKOK is pouring out the music and news at a full 275 watts, to reach dozens of deeply interested local yokels. What is quite unique about the play is that while you meet more than 20 characters in real time, there are but two actors.
Jill Hames plays Didi, the owner of the radio station, and ten more roles both male and female. Beside her is Enoch King as the station DJ, as well as well as 9 more roles. The action starts and ends at the station; while much more takes place at the Tastee Kreme diner, where both of the actors are waitresses, each with her own list of weird problems. So I guess it is safe to say they both do some roles in drag.
The roles with changes of costumes, wigs, make up, and voices take place faster then most of us could put on a pair of shoes on the correct feet. And if you think there may be some sane citizens down there in Tuna, you may wish to think again after the show ends.
It is important to note that there is no proof of collusion here. The show is presented by Georgia Ensemble, which has it’s home stage in Roswell; but brings this one to Brookhaven to the Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe for your convenience. Directed by local playwright Topher Payne it really rocks the house and is an enjoyable couple of hours. Plenty of free parking and all seats with unobstructed views. More info at GET.org