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“Greater Tuna” Coming to FHU Theatre

Henderson, Tenn. - Jan 17, 2017

Freed-Hardeman University Theatre will open 2017 with a production of “Greater Tuna” Jan. 26-28 in the Black Box Theatre. Characterized as a satire on Southern life, the play will also be presented Feb. 2-4. In addition to the 7:00pm performances, matinees are planned for 2:00pm Jan. 28 and Feb. 4.

Only two actors portray the men, women and pets of Texas’ third-smallest town. It’s a place where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies, according to FHU Theatre Director Cliff Thompson. “This will be wildest evening of theatre you’ll see all year,” Thompson said.

The actors are Alec Wimmer and Bradon Miller, both theatre majors who appeared in last year’s production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” The play is directed by senior theatre major Carson Barker. He said, "This show has been a great experience to direct because it made me realize how far America has come and still needs to go in regards to the bigotry and biases that we all share subconsciously or explicitly."

Tickets are $7 and are available at