Tiny Texas town's tumult is focus of comedy at Sapulpa Community Theatre
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Friday, August 03, 2012
8/03/12 at 5:10 AM
The population of tiny Tuna, Texas, gets ready for its annual Fourth of July celebration - although it's likely most of the fireworks will be verbal, with all the controversy around who'll be Reunion Queen. Then there's that bowl of potato salad left out too long in the Texas sun ...
Sapulpa Community Theatre is presenting "Red, White and Tuna," the third play in the series by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard and Bartlesville native Joe Sears, about the comic misadventures of this very distinctive little town.
Terry Abell and Todd Campbell play 10 roles each - men and women, young and old - in this production directed by Sherry Whisman.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 124 S. Water St. in Sapulpa. Tickets are $10 at the door or are available by calling 918-227-2169.
Not a happy camper
Tulsa actor Justin McKean will present his one-man multimedia show "My Other Country is a Democracy," 8 p.m. Saturday at Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 E. Brady St.
McKean's show, which combines spoken word, video and music, takes on ideas of patriotism and public service, political invective and populist news shows.
Tickets are $10 at the door. 918-585-1234, tulsaworld.com/livingarts
The South Tulsa Children's Ballet will stage its production of the classic fairy-tale ballet "The Sleeping Beauty," with performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the VanTrease PACE, 10300 E. 81st St.
The South Tulsa Children's Ballet features young dancers between the ages of 4 and 19. Tickets are $15-$25. 918-595-7777, tulsaworld.com/mytix.
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