'Red, White & Tuna,' 'Sound of Music' to be Part of TheatreFest! 2014
Posted on Friday, June 06, 2014 [6:10 PM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Area residents can visit the third
smallest town in Texas and the Austrian Alps this summer at Lindsey
TheatreFest! 2014 will present the comedy
Red, White and Tuna and the Rodgers and
Hammerstein classic The Sound of
Red, White and Tuna will be
performed June 20-21
26-28. The Sound of
Music will be performed July
11-12 and July
17-19. All performances will
be at 7 p.m. CT at V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson
Red, White and Tuna is the third
installment in a series of comedic plays by Ed Howard, Joe Sears
and Jaston Williams. Set in Tuna, Texas, the so-called
third-smallest town in the state, Red, White and
Tuna centers around the town's high school
reunion during a Fourth of July celebration.
"They are absolutely hilarious plays," said LWC Assistant
Professor of Theatre Robert Brock, who is
TheatreFest! artistic director. "Every time I have produced one of
these plays, they've been very well-received by the
Red, White and Tuna features more
than 20 characters, all of whom are played by two male actors, who
in the TheatreFest! production will be Brock and
LWC Director of Alumni Relations Randy Burns.
"This is Southern comedy at its absolute best. If you like
blue-collar comedy, you will love this," Burns said.
Brock said the Tuna
plays are popular because they respect the South while also
finding humor in its everyday life.
"People like the Tuna
stories so much because they do not make fun of the South or
the people of the South, rather they appreciate them," he said.
"But the plays also appreciate what's quirky about the South and
Southerners -- what's funny and eccentric. We look at these plays
and say, 'These are people in my family.' Some of them might be me
This will be the first time Brock, who is a 30-year
theater veteran, has directed The Sound of
Music. The final collaboration between Broadway
legends Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II,
The Sound of Music is an adaptation of
Maria von Trapp's memoirs, The Story of
the Trapp Family Singers. Since it debuted on
Broadway in 1959, The Sound of Music has
been among the more popular and most frequently produced American
"The story is wonderful, the music is wonderful and so is
the dialogue," Brock said. "And we have an wonderful cast to
present this American classic for the first time in Southcentral
TheatreFest! 2014 will present Red,
White and Tuna June 20-21 and June 26-28 and
The Sound of Music July 11-12 and July 17-19.
All performances will be at 7 p.m. CT at V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210
Lindsey Wilson St. For more information, contact Brock at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-590-4803.