Texas-size Laughs Roll into the Depot Theatre with “Greater Tuna” on August 1

Greater Tuna

Depot Theatre presents “Greater Tuna” August 1-17

Westport, N.Y. – The Depot Theatre 2014 season continues August 1-17 with “Greater Tuna,” the now-classic comedy about the small town morals and mores of Tuna, Texas (Texas’ 3rd smallest town!).

The show is directed by Texas native Chan Harris (Broadway Tours: “Evita,” “Big River,” “Into the Woods”) and stars both Harris and Trip Plymale (Broadway: “The Robber Bridegroom.”) The production is sponsored by Emmet Carter Green Design.

Chan HarrisCHAN HARRIS is originally from East Texas, Chan Harris studied music at Juilliard with classmates Renee Fleming, Audra MacDonald and Laura Linney. As an actor, he was cast in several national Broadway tours Broadway including “Evita,” “Big River,” and “Into the Woods” and worked in regional theatres across the United States. In 1999, he directed the national tour of “Forever Plaid.” “Greater Tuna” marks Harris’ acting and directing debuts at the Depot.

Trip PlymaleTRIP PLYMALE has appeared on Broadway in “The RobberBridegroom,” and Off-Broadway in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “House of Blue Leaves,” “Music Man,” and others. This is Trip’s second performance on the Depot stage, having first performed in “Damn Yankees” in 1997.

“Greater Tuna” is followed by the musical comedy “Pete ‘N’ Keely” which caps the season with performances from August 22-31.

Tickets for all 2014 performances are $29 with discounts for seniors, groups and students. Evening, early-evening and matinee performances are available. Additional information and tickets are available online at depottheatre.org, or by contacting the box office at 518.962.4449.

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PHOTOS: Chan Harris and Trip Plymale star in the fast-paced comedy “Greater Tuna” at the Depot Theatre.

GREATER TUNA

By Jaston Williams, Ed Howard, and Joe Sears

Aug. 1 – 17, 2014

Sponsored by Emmet Carter Green Design

ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”  The Depot Theatre’s 2014 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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