‘Greater Tuna’ opens in Freeman this weekend

Freeman Area Community Theatre (FACT) will be presenting Greater Tuna, the first show of its 2011 season, this month.

Will Ortman and Jeremy Waltner are pictured as Vera Carp and Thurstin Wheelis, two of 20 characters the two Freeman residents portray in "Greater Tuna."

The comedy opens next weekend and will be staged in Freeman over two weekends: Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14 and 15, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 21, 22 and 23. Start time is 7 p.m. for all performances except the Sunday matinee, which begins at 2 p.m.

The show will be presented at 4.twenty.3 Events Center located in the southern block of Freemans business district on Main Street. Tickets will be available at the door.

Greater Tuna is a play set in Tuna, TX that goes inside Radio Station OKKK and a host of people who live in and love their small town. The show is unique in that just two men play the 20 characters featured in the script, from naive radio show personalities to troubled teens to elderly women to an overly-zealous preacher to even a loud, shrill dog.

This months FACT production features Will Ortman and Jeremy Waltner on stage and is under the direction of John Koch; all are from Freeman.

Greater Tuna is presented in two acts and runs about 90 minutes without an intermission.

This is the first adult show in the history of FACT, which was established in late-2009. Last summer, FACT brought a weeklong childrens theater workshop to Freeman as its kickoff event.

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