I've never been a big fan of the tuna sandwich--fish on bread has always struck me as, well, gross--but I love Tuna, Texas, the fictional third-smallest town in the Lone Star State "where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies," and Tuna's Christmas show is a sight to see. A Tuna Christmas is the sequel in a trilogy written by Joe Sears and Jaston Williams. The whole thing started back in the early 1980s when the two turned some fake broadcasts from a fictional uber-conservative town in the Panhandle, featuring reactions of conservative town residents to the world at large. It morphed into a hit play and was followed by A Tuna Christmas. The 24 hours leading up to Christmas find the Tuna townspeople scrambling to foil the dastardly designs of the Christmas phantom (who is intent on destroying the yard decorations) and getting a disaster-prone local production of A Christmas Carol off the ground. This production features original cast members Sears and Williams. See it at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, through January 2. Tickets are $29 to $59. Call 972-744-4657 or eisemanncenter.com.
Dec. 28-Jan. 2, 2010