Conklin’s Barn II Dinner Theatre in Goodfield is thrilled to announce the opening of the Barn premiere of the hilarious quick-change comedy “Greater Tuna” by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard starring Barn favorites Dan Challacombe and Pat Gaik opening Thursday, August 29 and playing for a limited five-week run through September 29.
Greater Tuna is the first in a series of four successful comedies featuring the outrageous residents of Tuna—the third smallest town in Texas—where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. This day-in-the-life look at Tuna features twenty characters, each more eccentric than the last. From local radio personalities Thurston and Arles, to beleaguered housewife Bertha with her wandering husband Hank and their three children; from the Reverend Spikes of the Coweta Baptist Church to Didi Snavely, the gravelly-voiced proprietress of “Didi’s Used Weapons,” this unique comedy gives its actors a banquet of comic possibilities.
Feasting on this banquet are two of the Barn’s leading funny men, Dan Challacombe and Pat Gaik, who each play ten different roles—from men, women and children to dogs! The lightning-fast costume and character changes are an experience not to be missed!
The production is directed by Mary Simon, with set design by April Wyant, and publicity by Pat Gaik. Conklin’s Barn II is known for its delicious buffet which, on evening performances, includes four main entrees featuring the Barn’s renowned prime rib and fried chicken, with salad, homemade soup and cheese spread, and a choice of four taste-tempting, homemade desserts. Prices for dinner and show are $33.00 on Thursday evening, $35.00 on Friday evening and Sunday brunch, and $37.00 on Saturday evening, including tax. No advance payment is required. Conklin’s is also BYOB for wine, beer or cocktails. Glasses, ice and ice buckets are provided at no extra charge. For reservations, call the box office at 309-965-2545. For more information, visit the Barn on the internet at www.barn2.com