BHS Playmakers to perform first virtual production this week

For the first time in Ballard High School history, the student theater program will be performing a virtual production.

The play is called Greater Tuna, and BHS has teamed up with Tom Douglas to offer a special take-out dinner box to eat while watching at home. The play is a comedy set in small-town Texas, and the dinner box will be Texan-themed, with Prosser Farm jalapeno poppers, chicken fried pork cutlet, Texas toast, brown gravy, a cabbage slaw, and individual mini Dahlia Bakery pecan pies.

Greater Tuna first debuted in Austin, Texas in 1981, was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. It’s the first of four comedic plays all set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas.

The live-streamed play will be on Nov. 5, 6, and 7 starting at 7pm each night. To watch, visit this website and pay $10 for an individual pass, or $20 for a family pass.

“Most of the Southern comedies performed at Ballard High School are lighthearted, and this play pokes at the stereotypes of small communities with humor and does not pull punches,” BHS theatre director Shawn Riley said in a statement about the play. “It’s very relatable, very silly, and over the top. The authors are laughing with small backwoods towns and not at them.”

The dinner box from Tom Douglas is $55 and serves two; you can reserve your meal online.

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