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For immediate Release, please…

For more information, contact:

Ed Howard:  Artistic Director



Francisco Kaffaty:  Managing Director

                                  Marietta Theatre, Inc.


Marietta Theatre, Inc. announces the world premiere (outside of Texas, that is) of the latest from the folks that brought us “Greater Tuna”, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.


Marietta Theatre, Inc.




Jaston Williams   Joe Sears   Ed Howard


Sept. 11 ~ 15

The Art Place ~ Mountain View

3330 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta, GA 30066

                            8 p.m. Wed. ~ Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.                      $15/$12 senior, student

Call 678-974-9781 for reservations.         Pay with cash or checks at the door.


“The Heart of Tuna” is the latest from the authors of “Greater Tuna”, the long-running Off-Broadway hit written back in 1981 by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard.  “Greater Tuna” has since become one of the most produced plays in American theatre history, and has been critically and popularly acclaimed as a classic, its creators legendary, and its characters iconic.

“Greater Tuna” and its sequels, “A Tuna Christmas”, a huge hit on Broadway and Tony nominee, “Red, White and Tuna” and “Tuna Does Vegas” continue the small town saga, chronicling the decades from the 80’s till now, “The Heart of Tuna” tells the story of the rocky romance of Tuna’s most famous couple, OKKK radio disc jockey Arles Struvie and the beleaguered but ever determined housewife Bertha Bumiller.

Over the decades, the Tuna plays have amassed a huge fan base from all corners of the world and all walks of life that has come to love/hate the characters of Tuna like they were members of their own family and have returned again and again to visit with their old friends and foes and lose themselves in gales of laughter.  The plays have struck a common chord in America and bust a common gut.

One of the Tuna playwrights Ed Howard and family are long time residents of Cobb County, Georgia, with no plans to ever leave.  Marietta Theatre, Inc. will concentrate on serving the Greater Marietta Area (including that big town to our south) by entertaining us and teaching us how to better entertain each other.