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News production opening at R.C. Community Theatre

May 5, 2011
The Alpena News

Rogers City Community Theatre is back in action with its second show of the 2011 season, "Red, White and Tuna."

"Tuna" is the third show in the hilarious series about Tuna, Texas. July 4th ends up being a typical day in Tuna, where nothing ever changes while everything does.

Tuna is chock full of an eclectic (and eccentric) array of characters. The show stars local talents Wesley Eagleson and Karl W. Heidemann, who play a combined total of 20 characters.

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Karl W. Heidemann, left, appears as Charlene Bumiller and Wesley Eagleson as Bertha Bumiller, just two of the 20 characters they are portraying in “Red, White and Tuna” at Rogers City Community Theatre.

Costumer Mary Hazlett has been busy preparing the actors for their 47 costume changes, with assistance from Val Schalk. Helping the boys change quickly are Pennie Kelly, Alison Marx, Denise Perrault and Schalk.

Mike Marx has been tackling the light scheme, and both Joe Klein and Bill Halsey have been working to keep the sound cues on track. The set is designed by Heidemann and was constructed by Heidemann, Bill Halsey, Sally Halsey, Ruth Slone, and Ed Perrault.

Perrault is producing the show and Meghan Riordan is directing.

"Tuna, Texas is a wonderful place to visit," said Riordan about her sixth experience directing. "The characters are vibrant and unique. I'm proud of the work my actors have done to ensure that the show is not just a comedy, but from the heart as well."

The show is set to run May 6-8 and May 13-15 with show times at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are available at The Advance office, Chamber of Commerce and at Rogers City Community Theater box office. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for students.

"Red, White and Tuna" is geared toward an adult audience, so parental guidance is recommended. For more information about the Rogers City Community Theatre, visit www.rcctheatre.org.

 
 

 

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