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'Red, White and Tuna': Comedy opens tonight at Little Theatre in New London

Briana Sanchez / Tribune Erich Feist, as R.R. Snavely, left, and Anton Switajewski, as Peterson Fiskright, right, rehearse a scene in act II from "Red, White and Tuna."1 / 6
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Anton Switajewski, as Garland Poteet, rehearses a scene from "Red, White and Tuna." Switajewski is performing in his second production at The Little Theatre in New London.2 / 6
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Gaven Sietsema, as Star Birdfeather, back, and Anton Switajewski, as Amber Windchime, Star Birdfeather and Amber Windchime prepare to face the life they left behind in a scene from "Red, White and Tuna." 3 / 6
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Erich Feist, as Inita Goodwin, rehearses a scene in Act II from "Red, White and Tuna" Monday at The Little Theatre in New London. The comedy production opens tonight and runs through June 24.4 / 6
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Erich Feist, as Pearl Burras, rehearses a scene from "Red, White and Tuna." The play opens tonight at The Little Theatre in New London. Feist is studying theater at Bemidji State University. This is his ninth Little Theatre production.5 / 6
Briana Sanchez / Tribune Anton Switajewski, as Arles Struvieand, left, and Erich Feist, as Bertha Bumiller, rehearse a scene in "Red, White and Tuna" at The Little Theatre in New London.6 / 6

NEW LONDON — The Little Theatre presents "Red, White and Tuna," at 7 p.m. today through Saturday and June 22-24. The comedy by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams is directed by April Clark. It contains strong language and mild adult themes.

Tickets are $15 and are available at The Giving Tree Children's Boutique in New London, Whitney Music in Willmar and at the door if seating is still available.

Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas, is preparing for the annual 4th of July high school reunion, held on July 5th, but not all is well in the small town as a class reunion looms on the horizon.

Star Birdfeather and Amber Windchime are preparing to face the life they left behind.

Arles Struvie and Bertha Bumiller are getting ready for their wedding, which Vera Carp insists must take place at her home, which will be presided over by the (recently released from prison) Reverend Sturgis Spikes.

Didi Snavely is ready for the day when her husband, R.R. is legally declared dead, but R.R.'s sudden appearance, mixed with otherworldly powers, may make for a premature celebration.

Joe Bob Lipsey is trying to kill himself again, but this time he insists he's being serious.

Pearl Burras has an idea to make the Reunion Queen coronation more interesting.

Petey Fisk is trying to stop the mistreatment of animals, but he's not exactly racking up a lot of support.

Charlene Bumiller's water could break at any moment, and her brother Stanley is dedicating his most recent piece of art to the city which locked him away as a child.

Inita Goodwin and Helen Bedd have opened their catering business, but something is pretty off about the potato salad.

Mayor Leonard Childers is trying his best to keep votes for the next election, but that's not exactly easy when your wife is holding hostage the members of Free White Texas, headed by Elmer Watkins.

So, in short, it's nothing more than a typical day in the third-smallest town in Texas.

Cast members are Anton Switajewski, Erich Feist and Gaven Sietsema, each playing multiple roles, along with Ryan Gatzemeyer, Nathan Klaers and the director April Clark

Light and sound tech is Micah Peterson, stage manager is Ryan Gatzemeyer and stage crew is Ben Clark.

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