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A Tuna Christmas

November 1 - December 31

Kleberg Stage

It’s Yuletide season in itty bitty Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! Between the holiday yard display contest and the Little Theatre’s A Christmas Carol on the brink of cancellation, it’s a miracle anyone gets tinsel on a tree. Three actors play all 25 colorful citizens of Tuna, including OKKK Radio hosts Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie who report on the small-town festivities. This satirical ode to the season is spiked with enough sass and shenanigans to make for one Texas-sized jolly holiday.

Age recommendation: 12 and up for adult humor
Run time: Two and half hours including one intermission


Written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
Produced in collaboration with the Paramount Theatre



“So funny it could make a raccoon laugh affectionately at Davy Crockett…It’s far too good for just Christmas.” – The New York Post

“A hoot!” – The New York Times


Executive Producers

Mindy Ellmer and Charlie Geren


Supporting Sponsors

Austin Portfolio Real Estate
Castle Hill Fitness

Production Team

Jaston Williams
Michael Krauss
Scenic Designer
Linda Fisher
Costume Designer
Alana Anthony
Costume Design Assistant
Serret Jensen
Hair and Makeup Designer
Rachel Atkinson
Lighting Designer
Ken Huncovsky
Sound Designer
Steve Baglio
Properties Designer
Natalie Kratochvil
Stage Manager

The Cast

Will Mercer
Bertha, and others
Ryan H. Bailey
Arles, and others
Tim Casper
Vera, and others

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.

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