Tuesday, December 11, 2012

'A Tuna Christmas' at the Bickford

The Bickford Theatre and Playwrights Theatre will present the "A Tuna Christmas" by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard.

The co-production (appropriate for all ages), will preview on December 13 and run through December 30, 2012 ( no performances on Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 29). The production will be directed by John Pietrowski and features Jim Ligon and Michael Irvin Pollard.

Single tickets are on sale now: General Admission $45, Seniors $40, Members of the Morris Museum/Bickford Theatre Guild $38, Groups (10 or more) $30 and Students $20. For tickets, call the box office at 973-971-3706. All performances will take place at Bickford Theatre, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ.

It’s Christmas in Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas. Two quick-change actors (Jim Ligon and Michael Irvin Pollard) portray 24 quirky characters and their Yuletide adventures in the town of Tuna, Texas that will surely fill your stockings with laughter. This hilarious holiday production features many of the colorful Tuna denizens from Greater Tuna,and some appearing here for the first time.

“We are very excited to collaborate once again this year with The Bickford Theatre on this hilarious play,” said Playwrights Artistic Director John Pietrowski. “I am also excited to reunite the comic duo of Jim Ligon and Michael Pollard who teamed up a couple of years ago in an acclaimed production of Rounding Third I directed. Playwrights audiences will recognize Jim Ligon from productions of The Good Girl Is Gone and Where the Sun Never Sets and Michael Pollard from the audience hit Big Boys. These two accomplished actors create a very funny and moving holiday experience.”

“This production will be just fun. I am very excited co-producing again with Playwrights Theatre and John Pietrowski and bringing back the original cast of ourGreater Tunafor this sequel. It all adds up to an ideal way for guests to fill their stockings with laughter!” said Eric Hafen, Artistic Director of Bickford Theatre.

Jim Bazewicz is the Set Designer, Ric McAllister is the Costumer Designer, and Danielle Pietrowski is the Properties Designer. Lights are designed by Roman Klima, Sound Design is by Jeff Knapp. Yumi Matsuura is the Production Stage Manager.

Production Summary

Title: A TUNA CHRISTMAS by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard

Director: John Pietrowski

Cast: Jim Ligon*, Michael Irvin Pollard* (* Equity Members)

Dates: December 13-December 30, 2012

Opening Night: Saturday, December 15 at 8 p.m.
Wednesdays: December 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays: December 13 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and December 20 at 2 p.m.
Fridays: December 21 and 28 at 8 p.m. (no performance on December 14)
Saturdays: December 15 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; December 22 at 8 p.m. (no performance on December 29)
Sundays: December 16, 23 and 30 at 2 p.m.

Ticket Prices: General Admission $45, Seniors $40, Members of the Morris Museum/Bickford Theatre Guild $38, Groups (10 or more) $30 and Students $20. Cash, Check, MasterCard, Discover and Visa gladly accepted.

Advisory: Suitable for all ages

Theatre Location: 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. For driving directions, visit NJ Transit’s Midtown Direct offers daily service from Manhattan to Morristown. For further information, contact NJ Transit at or 800-722-2222.

Reservations: Box Office 973-971-3706

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