Walton Arts Center is excited for the hilarious and irreverent comedy Greater Tuna on Sunday, April 30 at 4pm. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased in-person at Walton Arts Center’s Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by online here.

Greater Tuna, the hilarious hit comedy about the third smallest town in Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies, is coming back to theaters. This time co-creator Jaston Williams is sitting in the director’s chair. Although written and first performed more than 30 years ago, the residents of Tuna could not be more up-to-date. Contemporary politicians and “The Religious Right” have put the basis for the comedy in Greater Tuna back on the front pages of today’s newspapers.

Vera Carp is still leading the Smut Snatchers of the New Order in their campaign to clear the library shelves of dirty books like Huckleberry Finn and Romeo and Juliet. Elmer Watkins speaks up for the KKK, Petey Fisk argues for animal rights and a celebrity murder is on the front page. UFO sightings? A fat, overbearing talk show host? Celebrity drama? It’s not the cover of Time magazine, it’s Greater Tuna.

With its humble beginnings at a Sixth Street cabaret in 1981 Austin, Texas, Greater Tuna came from the minds of master comedians Jaston Williams and Joe Sears, along with original director Ed Howard. They parlayed the sketch into the critically acclaimed production that has entertained audiences across the country ever since. Co-creator Jaston Williams will direct this all-new tour starring the fresh talent of Ryan Bailey, Tim Leavon and Will Mercer. Assisted by lightning and quick costume changes, three actors portray all 21 characters: men, women, children and animals. This award-winning comedy is a funny, loving portrait of rural America - big hearts, small minds and all.

This fresh new take on Greater Tuna reunites several of the original design team to include costumes by Broadway designer Linda Fisher and sound design by Ken Huncovsky. The creative team is rounded out with lighting design by Ovation Award winner Luke Moyer and scenic design by Kennedy Center Fellowship recipient Travis Clark.