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Play opens Thursday night at Whitaker Theater
Red, White, and Tuna" to run for three nights
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The summer stock season for the Averitt Center for the Arts opens Thursday night with the satirical play “Red, White, and Tuna.” Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Whitaker Black Box Theater on West Main Street.

The summer stock season is all about creating great performances in a short period of time, said director Olivia Carter, who is the assistant technical director and set designer of the Averitt Center for the summer season.

“This play in particular is a comedic, two-man show that tells the story of a tiny town called Tuna, Texas, during the Fourth of July,” she said.

Carter said that the story takes place during the Tuna High School annual Fourth of July Reunion. During the celebration, the town selects the new Reunion Queen.

The 10 characters in the play will be portrayed by two male actors, Whitaker Gardner and James Brooks.

Carter said she hopes the audience laughs at the antics of the small town and find the performance entertaining.

“You’ll get to see two actors doing super-quick changes — from different wigs, and from dresses to pants,” she said.

Tickets are $10. For more information, go to or call the box office at (912) 212-2787.


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