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Greater Tuna

Greater TunaMarch 21 - April 6
by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears & Ed Howard

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Greater Tuna is the first in a series of 4 comedic plays, each set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state.  Greater Tuna is an affectionate comment on small-town Southern life and attitudes.  The play is notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages.  This unique piece of theatre is considered to be the “most-produced” play in the United States, and will have Round Barn patrons rolling in the aisles.

Director Notes
Cast Bios
Read a recent review of Greater Tuna in The Papers

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A Note from the Artistic Director…

Jeremy LittlejohnWelcome to our “Incredible” 2014 season!  In my mind, there is no better way to kick off our ambitious season than by re-opening our Second Stage with the “Most Produced Play in the United States.”  I have dearly missed producing shows in the Locke Township these five years, and I am elated to once again offer our patrons “something different”.  I hope you will all join us in April for Little Shop of Horrors, and the opening our Main Stage Season.  I have labored for nearly a decade to bring Little Shop to our audience and it is a show that is very near and dear to me…I am so eager to work on it!  We have taken great care in choosing all of the productions for the season and we are so excited to bring you this “Incredible” mixture of both classic and new works.  We are also expanding our vision for the Second Stage this season by bringing you a small musical around Labor Day.  RBT Music Director Travis Smith and Alumni Benjamin Jackson have graciously allowed us to be the Regional Premiere for their brand new musical Steeple People: A Southern Gospel Comedy, and we couldn’t be more ecstatic about the possibilities that will bring to the Second Stage and the Round Barn Theatre.  2014 promises to be a very special year here, and as always, thank you so much for coming and supporting the Arts!
Jeremy Littlejohn

Greater Tuna Cast


Matthew C. Scott as
Thurston Wheelis
Elmer Watkins
Bertha Bumiller
Leonard Childers
Pearl Burras
R.R. Snavely
Rev. Spikes
Sheriff Givens
Hank Bumiller

Jeremy Littlejohn as
Arles Struvie
Didi Snavely
Harold Dean Lattimer
Petey Fisk
Jody Bumiller
Stanley Bumiller
Charlene Bumiller
Chad Hartford
Phinas Blye
Vera Carp


Greater Tuna Staff


Executive Producer

Richard Pletcher

Associate Producer

George Bush

Artistic Director

Jeremy Littlejohn

Production Stage Manager

Timothy James

Company Manager

Joe Ford

Costume Designer

Amber Burgess

Properties Master

Timothy James

Scenic Artist

Matthew C. Scott

Box Office Manager

Jennifer Scheffer

Web Design

Brian Bell

Legal Representation

Dumler & Giroux, NYC

Archive Videographer

Steve Jones



Greater Tuna Cast Bios

Jeremy LittlejohnJeremy Littlejohn (Arles / Artistic Director) is so pleased to be ringing in 2014 by reopening the Second Stage!  Jeremy created this program ten years ago by producing and directing Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie right here in the Locke Township.  He watched with pride as the program blossomed over the past decade and is ecstatic to be celebrating a new Era of Second Stage Productions!  Jeremy has a personal and professional relationship with Matt Scott which has spanned nearly two decades, and he is elated to have another opportunity to share that friendship with our patrons.  Some of his favorite shared experiences with Matt include Nunsense A-Men (two productions), The Fantasticks (the Fathers), A Christmas Carol (Scrooge & Marley), 1776 (Adams & Franklin) and many more!  He would like to dedicate this production to Dick and Kristyn who lit the fire under him in the first place.


Matthew C. ScottMatthew C. Scott (Thurston / Et. al) is from Orbisonia, PA and has been a professional Actor / Director for eighteen years!  No stranger to the Round Barn Theatre, Matthew most recently directed Miracle on 34th Street in 2012, Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping and Arsenic and Old Lace in 2013.  You may have also seen him craving the spotlight as the Reverend Mother in Nunsense A-Men or keeping the Lutheran peace as Pastor Gunderson in both Church Basement Ladies productions.  Some other highlights of his acting career include John Dickinson in 1776, George in She Loves Me, Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tommy in Brigadoon, Hucklebee in The Fantasticks and the Baker in Into the Woods.  Following his Spring in Nappanee, Matthew will be spending his summer with Festival 56 in Princeton, Illinois.