Coming Soon


Each month through October Mother Goose brings us together to meet her special costumed friends and tell us favorite stories adapted for performance by a team of Monroe Community Players.

June 8 – The Rabbit and the Turtle: Aesop’s Fable retold by Eric Carle

with JT Seymour as Rabbit, Gary Jenkins as Turtle and Val Jonas as Mother Goose

Upcoming Shows in this Series:

July 13 – Jean Pierre and the River Rat: a classic French tale by David Paul Wahr.

August 10 – Old King Cole and his fiddlers three: a musical event featuring piano, fiddlers, and a flute quartet!

September 14 – A telling of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

October 12 – The Ugly Duckling: a Hans Christian Anderson Tale

This series is made possible by support from Altrusa International and DTE


Brian Burchette-Ross as

  • Amber Windchime – Flower child, former Tuna resident
  • Arles Struvie – A disc jockey at radio station OKOK, now in a relationship with Bertha Bumiller
  • Petey Fisk – Employee of the Greater Tuna Humane Society
  • Charlene Bumiller – Daughter of Bertha Bumiller and brother to Stanley; now a military bride
  • Stanley Bumiller – Taxidermist, now residing in Albuquerque
  • Vera Carp – Town snob and leader of the Prayer Posse
  • Didi Snavely – Owner of Didi’s Used Weapons (“If we can’t kill it, it’s immortal”)
  • Helen Bedd – co-owner of “Helen & Inita’s Hot-to-Trot Catering”
  • Garland Poteet – Soda dispenser and one of Helen’s many boyfriends

David P. Wahr as

  • Star Birdfeather – Flower child, former Tuna resident
  • Thurston Wheelis – A disc jockey at radio station OKKK
  • Elmer Watkins – spokesperson for Free White Texas
  • Bertha Bumiller – Housewife and mother to Jody, Stanley, and Charlene, now in a relationship with Arles Struvie
  • Pearl Burras – Aunt to Bertha, whose potato-salad recipe is prize-winning
  • Joe Bob Lipsey – the “not-the-marrying-kind” director of the Tuna Little Theater
  • R.R. Snavely – UFOlogist and husband to Didi, now returned to Tuna
  • Inita Goodwin – co-owner of “Helen & Inita’s Hot-to-Trot Catering”
  • Leonard Childers – Entrepreneur and radio personality on OKKK
  • The Reverend Spikes – Now out of prison

Directed by Ronald Roberts

The third installment in the Tuna trilogy takes the audience through another satirical ride into the hearts and minds of the polyester-clad citizens of Texas’ third smallest town.

Along with Tuna’s perennial favorites, some new Tuna denizens burst into the 4th of July Tuna High School Class Reunion. This sets the stage for a show full of fireworks and fun from the land where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies.

It’s been several years since we left Bertha and Arles dancing at the end of A Tuna Christmas (since 1999 for the MCP audience)…Did the romance blossom? Has Didi Snavley received any “cosmic” communications from R.R.’s UFO? Did Stanley make his fortune in the Albuquerque taxidermy business? These and other burning questions will be asked and