Two play all 22 'Tuna' parts at Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria

cambrian@thetribunenews.comNovember 22, 2013 

Quick-changing actors Jonathan Shadrach, at left, and Jeff Walters play all 22 roles in 'A Tuna Christmas' at the Pewter Plough Playhouse in Cambria.


The Pewter Plough Playhouse rings in the holidays with “A Tuna Christmas,” a comedic, affectionate satire of small-town life and attitudes during Christmastime. Quick-changing actors Jonathan Shadrach and Jeff Walters remarkably play the entire cast of 22 eccentric characters from Tuna, Texas, both male and female of varying ages, involving a multitude of outlandish costumes.

It’s Christmas Eve in the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The local radio station personalities report that the town is abuzz with news of a mysterious “Christmas Phantom” vandalizing decorations.

Jill Turnbow directs. Preview night is Friday, Nov. 22.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and, in December, at 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 31 at 824 Main St., Cambria.

For tickets ($15 Fridays, $20/$18 Saturdays and Sundays), call 927-3877 or go to

Tickets to an opening with champagne, dessert buffet and live music with pianist/vocalist Dave Manion on Saturday, Nov. 23, are $25.

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