To make this comedy click, it takes two actors who are simpatico.
Those guys are
"What I like best about performing in Greater Tuna is playing opposite my costar Brad," Mariotti said. "We performed together in The Foreigner and had a great time playing off each other."
And though guys dressing up like women is an image that makes most people laugh, it was a challenge creating 10 distinct voices for each of their characters, he said.
"I'm not sure at this point who my favorite character is," Mariotti said. "I do like the Arles Struvie character; his voice is the easiest for me. But I also like getting my girl on and playing
Smith agrees he and Mariotti work together on stage like a well-oiled machine.
"We ask a lot of our audience in using their imagination as we switch from character to character," Smith said. "I get to play two women, seven men and a dog. So far, the dog is the easiest."
"My last two projects, Proof and An Enemy of the
Greater Tuna is the first in a series of comedies written by
Greater Tuna premiered in the early '80s, but
"Audiences will be surprised at how the social issues satirized in this play are still relevant today," she said. "The play addresses very universal ideas about families and issues such as prejudice."
It was so popular in the '80s that Williams and Sears performed Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas for President
Before the curtain goes up in
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