Georgetown Christmas play gets a bit fishy

December 16, 2016 by  

Residents in the Georgetown region are taking a break from the holiday cards to go see the Georgetown Palace’s holiday production: A Tuna Christmas.

The show takes an amusing look at Texan culture and seasonal traditions in a play that’s being billed as a ‘must-see’.

The play takes a look at Tuna, Texas, a fictional town in the heart of the Lone Star State. The residents there try to make it through the yuletide season with their sanity intact as they look to overcome the weather, win the lawn decorating contest, and save the Christmas Play. Marketing materials encourage visitors to join in the fun of a true Texan holiday celebration.

The play is written by local playwrights Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams. It features the talents of Frank Benge and Kirk Kelso. The work is being staged in the Palace Playhouse, a storefront across from the Palace Theatre that was converted into a small black-box theater with padded seats placed on risers for the seating. Since only 70 to 90 general admission seats are available, interested parties are encouraged to buy tickets in advance.

A Tuna Christmas will be performed every weekend until December 30 with special weekday performances between the 19 and 29. The Playhouse is located at 817 S. Austin Ave. Tickets are $30 a person. Anyone interested in more information or reserving tickets should visit the website.

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