• courtesy of the Sul Ross Theatre Program •

This holiday season Sul Ross Drama is taking audiences to the little town of Tuna for a uniquely Texan Christmas celebration.

The second of four Tuna plays written by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears, A Tuna Christmas tells the story of a town full of eccentrics pushed even further to the edge by a “Christmas Phantom” responsible for vandalizing competitive yard displays.

With constantly changing voices, costumes, and props, Jason Roman and Avery Callaway star as all 22 of the town’s residents.

Achieving this feat requires a team of six dressers led by production costume designer, Dona Roman, Sul Ross professor of theatre.  Scenic design is by Carolyn Barrientes, assistant professor of theatre.  Lighting design and technical production is by Bret Scott, assistant professor of communication, and sound design is by Alyssa Longoria, senior theatre major.  The production is stage managed by Alondra Flores, junior theatre major.

The show is directed by Stuart Standly, lecturer of communication.

A Tuna Christmas will run for two weekends only: Nov. 16-18 and Nov. 30-Dec. 2.  Performances will not be held the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Location for all shows is the Francois Fine Art Building’s Studio Theatre located on Sul Ross State University’s Alpine campus.  Friday and Saturday curtain times are 8:15 p.m.  Sunday matinee performances will be held at 2 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now via www.sulross.edu/theatre or by calling 432-837-8218.