Rated: PG
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Greater Tuna

Sep. 11 – 28, 2014
Tickets go on sale Aug 12, 2014

Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard

"Greater Tuna" is the hilarious comedy about Texas' third-smallest town where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of citizens that make up this tiny town are portrayed by only two performers, making this satire on life in rural America even more delightful as they depict all of the inhabitants of Tuna – men, women, children and animals. One year after its premiere in Austin, "Greater Tuna" opened off-Broadway and over the next thirty-some years became one of the most produced comedies in American theater history. Recommended for ages 11 and older. 

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Since 1972, COM Community Theatre has presented over 228 presentations including children's theatre, concerts and workshops with attendance of more than a quarter of a million people. The theater has been recognized as one of America's leading community theaters, setting high production standards and developing one of this country's most innovative programs.

Beyond education, the College of the Mainland Theatre bears a three-fold commitment: to provide quality theatrical experiences for residents of the area, to offer a forum for local and regional talent by holding open auditions and to extend the reputation of College of the Mainland.


2014-2015 Season 

The COM Community Theatre announces the upcoming 2014-2015 season:

  • "9 to 5: The Musical," music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick
  • "Greater Tuna" by Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard
  • "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesselring
  • "Always... Patsy Cline" by Ted Swindley
  • "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" by Alfred Uhry
  • "The Drawer Boy" by Michael Healey
  • "Women on the verge of a Nervous Breakdown" film by Pedro Almodovar, music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Jeffrey Lane

For a schedule and description of each production, continue reading or view the 2014-2015 Season Brochure (PDF).