A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 13, 2007
Third Smallest Town in Texas (fictitious Tuna, Texas slogan)

The fictitious town of Tuna, Texas is the “Third Smallest Town in Texas.” Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard wrote a comic trilogy to Tuna, Texas: Greater Tuna (1981), A Tuna Christmas (1989), and Red, White and Tuna (1998). According to the website: “Master comedians Sears and Williams, along with some split-second costume changes, portray all 24 citizens of Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.”


Home of Greater Tuna
Welcome to GREATER TUNA
The Third Smallest Town in Texas

Wikipedia: Greater Tuna
Greater Tuna is the first in a trilogy of comedic plays (followed by A Tuna Christmas and Red, White and Tuna), each set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state. The trilogy was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The plays are at once an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes but also a withering satire of same. Of the three plays, Greater Tuna is the darkest in tone.

The plays are notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages. Greater Tuna debuted in Austin in Fall 1981, and had its off-Broadway premiere in 1982.

Wikipedia: A Tuna Christmas
A Tuna Christmas is the second in a trilogy of comedic plays (preceded by Greater Tuna and followed by Red, White and Tuna), each set the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state. The trilogy was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The plays are at once an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes but also a withering satire of same. The plays are notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages. The first play, Greater Tuna, debuted in 1981 in Austin; A Tuna Christmas debuted in 1989.

Wikipedia: Red, White and Tuna
Red, White and Tuna is the third in a trilogy of comedic plays (preceded by Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas), each set the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the “third-smallest” town in the state. The trilogy was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The plays are at once an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes but also a withering satire of same. The plays are notable in that two men play the entire cast of over twenty eccentric characters of both genders and various ages. The first play, Greater Tuna, debuted in 1981 in Austin; Red, White and Tuna debuted in 1998.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Tuesday, February 13, 2007 • Permalink