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Review: ‘A Tuna Christmas’ an inventive production |

Review: ‘A Tuna Christmas’ an inventive production

Alice T. Carter
| Monday, December 6, 2010 12:00 a.m

Little Lake Theatre’s production of “A Tuna Christmas” would be an evening well spent if it offered nothing more than an opportunity to watch Art DeConciliis taking on the roles of waitresses Inita Goodwin and Helen Bedd.

But that’s just two of the 22 roles that DeConciliis and Kevin Bass undertake in this inventive, very funny and somewhat satiric tale of the residents preparing for Christmas in the itty-bitty town of Tuna, Texas.

This is DeConciliis’ 10th and Bass’ second appearance in one or another of the series of comedies chronicling the comings and goings of Tuna’s citizenry. Both are skilled veterans who speedily shift between their roles as feisty senior citizens, angsty teenagers and misguided adults, all of whom are as dysfunctional as they are amusing.

Those in the mood for a nontraditional, but entertaining look at the holiday season should find much to satisfy.

“A Tuna Christmas” continues through Dec. 18 at Little Lake Theatre, 500 Lakeside Drive, North Strabane. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays. Admission: $15 and $17, $12 for those age 15 and younger. Details: 724-745-6300 or .

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