Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal.
- $19 for one ticket to a matinee or Friday or Saturday evening showing of Greater Tuna, presented by Oklahoma City Repertory Theater (up to a $35 value)
- Where: The Freede Little Theatre at Civic Center Music Hall
- When: June 8–16. Matinees are at 1:30 p.m., with evening shows at 7:30 p.m.
- Seating: orchestra
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view all available dates and showtimes.
Originally performed by its playwrights, Greater Tuna comments on small-town Southern life with equal doses of satire and affection. Just two men portray the diverse citizenry of Tuna, the fictional "third-smallest" town in Texas, and one that’s populated by darkly bizarre personalities. The colorful roster of over 20 characters includes Vera Carp—Vice President of the Smut-Snatchers of the New Order, drunk UFOlogist R.R. Snavely, and Yippy, a dog whose annoying bark makes him a tough sell to prospective adopters. All of these offbeat denizens have contributed to the play’s immense popularity over the years; since 1981, Greater Tuna has spawned three sequels and was even performed at the White House for President George H.W. Bush.