Who's Who in Tuna

The three Tuna plays feature a total of 29 citizens of Tuna (Tuners? Tunites? Tunanians?), along with three non-human characters: a dog, an extraterrestrial, and a reporter from Houston. Here are a few snapshots from the municipal memory book, identifying each character and the parts of the Tuna Trilogy in which he or she appears. GT: Greater Tuna; ATC: A Tuna Christmas; RWT: Red, White, and Tuna

Not pictured: Phinas Blye (GT), Jody Bumiller (GT, ATC), Farley Burkhalter (ATC, RWT), Phoebe Burkhalter (ATC,RWT), Leonard Childers (GT, ATC, RWT), Dixie Deberry (ATC), Sheriff Givens (GT, ATC), Chad Hartford (GT), Harold Dean Lattimer (GT), Joe Bob Lipsey (ATC, RWT), Garland Poteet (ATC, RWT), Ike Thompson (ATC), Elmer Watkins (GT, ATC, RWT), Yippy (GT), and Zerk Zerk (RWT)

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    Tuna isn't the only Texas town with which actor-writers Jaston Williams and Joe Sears can be closely identified. Austin has played a significant role in the development of their town, and in return Sears and Williams have changed the face of the capital city.
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    Facts about the Tuna shows and their creators, and a guide to the characters in the plays.

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