MARLENE DESCHLER/SPRING GROVE HERALD
This ambitious cast of six plays 20 different roles in YOOH’s presentation of “Greater Tuna” on Feb. 10 to 12. Join in on the fun and hilarity of this show!
MARLENE DESCHLER/SPRING GROVE HERALD This ambitious cast of six plays 20 different roles in YOOH’s presentation of “Greater Tuna” on Feb. 10 to 12. Join in on the fun and hilarity of this show!


Laughter is good for one’s body by increasing the intake of oxygen and also by the release of endorphins by the brain. Ye Olde Opera House (YOOH) in Spring Grove is offering an opportunity to improve one’s health by spending an evening with them laughing as a cast of six presents, “Greater Tuna” by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard.

“Greater Tuna” is “an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes, but also a withering satire of the same,” explains Wikipedia. This play is unique in that the cast of six will be playing 20 different characters.

“The writers have creatively told a ‘love story’ of sorts about their small and fictional town, Tuna, Texas. The third smallest town in Texas!” explained Kay Capps Cross, director.

“It has been great coming together for practices and having the comedic release of this play; we roll on the floor laughing!” added Cross with a smile.

It has been a challenge for the cast to play so many different characters – which prop or costume peace is needed for this time on stage? The original play was presented using only two characters.

“The cast has been great to work with. They are playing types of characters that they’ve never played before. It’s exciting!” remarked Cross.

“All of the cast have been in other productions, but I’m especially pleased to have Nolie, Jan and Mary back on stage – it’s been awhile!”

Cast members are Mary Deters, Nolie Kapplinger, Jan Lochner, Beth Sauer, Sarah Schroeder and Jen Solberg.

“Greater Tuna” will be presented at the YOOH building on Main Street (across from Kwik Trip) on Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2:30 p.m.

Beer and wine will be available at the two evening productions.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. The doors will open 30 minutes prior to the show.

Tickets are available at the door or by calling 507-498-5859.