Thursday, October 8, 2009

MSTW offers "A Tuna Christmas" in Jackson

Bertha & Arles (Courtesy Photo)

Christmas News from MSTW

Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is wrapping up another successful season of good tidings and great laughs with the side-splitting sequel to Greater Tuna ~ A Tuna Christmas. A Tuna Christmas runs weekends from November 6th thru November 28th, with Sunday matinees November 15th and 22nd. Dinner theatre at Thomi’s Banquet Room starts at 7:45 pm; doors open at 6:15, dinner served at 6:30. Lunch matinees are at 1:45 pm; doors open at 12:15, lunch served at 12:30.

A Tuna Christmas was written as a sequel to Greater Tuna, which MSTW produced in 2007. In this soon-to-be holiday classic, all hilarious hell is about to break loose in the third smallest town in Texas ~ Tuna. It’s just 24 hours before Christmas and the citizens of Tuna are coping with all kinds for holiday traumas. The Little Theatre production of A Christmas Carol may be performing in the dark if Dixie Deberry shuts off their lights, due to an overdue electric bill. Bertha’s husband, Hank, hasn’t been home in days, the kids won’t help her decorate the tree, and the Christmas phantom is wreaking havoc on those participating in the annual Yard Decorating Contest. Will Vera Carp win for the 15th year in a row, or will the Christmas phantom strike again?

A Tuna Christmas is a two-man show, with each actor playing 11 characters. Shawn B. O’Neal, who was in MSTW’s 2007 Greater Tuna production, is back to do the sequel. Shawn was last seen in MSTW’s summer production of The Three Musketeers, where he played King Louis. Scott Adams is a newcomer to MSTW but not to the stage. He brings lots of experience and energy that is required for such a demanding show. Bring the whole family to meet the residents of Tuna, Texas, where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.

Main Street Theatre Works is a professionally oriented, rural theatre company performing in the heart of Amador County. Now in their 14th Season, MSTW continues to be dedicated to bringing professional and community theatre artists together to produce classical and contemporary plays, striving for a balance that stimulates both artists and audiences. An ensemble of gifted actors, directors, and designers lend their vision and skills to create rich seasons of comedy and drama.

Performance Dates and Times:

Friday and Saturday Dinner Theatre
Doors open at 6:15 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:45 pm
November 6th - November 28th
Sunday Lunch Matinees
Doors open at 12:15 pm, lunch at 12:30 pm, show starts at 1:45 pm
November 15th and 22nd only

Ticket Prices
$40 for Dinner Theatre
$28 for Lunch Matinee

Tickets available through:
On-line at
Charge by phone ~ (209) 304-6690

Thomi’s Banquet Room
627 S. State Highway 49
Jackson, CA

For more information, please visit our website at

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