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Run Extended to December 14!

Added Performances, Friday December 12 at 8:00 pm, Saturday December 13 at 8:00 pm ,

and Sunday December 14 at 2:30 pm







by Ed Howard, Jaston Williams, and Joe Sears

directed by Ceil Herman

November 21 - December 14, 2014


No Strings Theatre Company presents "A Tuna Christmas" an entertaining and engaging comedy by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard, and Joe Sears, directed by NSTC's Artistic Director, Ceil Herman. "A Tuna Christmas" opens Friday, November 21 and runs through Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces.


The day in Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas begins , as usual, with Thurston Wheelis (Algernon d'Ammassa) and Arles Struvie (David Reyes) at the microphones of Radio Station OKKK, broadcasting at a big 275 watts and reporting on various Yuletide activities. As in "Greater Tuna" performed with the same two actors and produced by No Strings Theatre Company last year, Tuna's citizens continue to parade across the stage in all their outrageous and irreverent glory, commenting on life, politics, relationships, and what makes them (and sometimes us) tick. All the characters are played by the two actors, who are completely ready for the challenge. The men, women, and animals who live in Tuna are fully detailed and comic.   "A Tuna Christmas" is a delight for all seasons! The New York Times called the play "A Hoot!"


Algernon D' Ammassa has been seen at the Black Box Theatre in "Crime and Punishment," "The 39 Steps" and "Private Fears in Public Places", and recently directed NSTC's production of "Terra Nova." David Reyes has been seen at the Black Box Theatre in "The 39 Steps," "The Sisters Rosensweig," "Terra Nova" and "Into The Woods."  Peter Herman is the Scenic and Lighting Designer, Gabriele and Lara Teich designed the many costumes used in the production, Karen Ross in Stage Manager, Erin Williams is Assistant Stage Manager, and Anna Lopez is the Light and Sound Board operator.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on November 30, December 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. and a Thursday performance on December 4 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 regular admission, $10.00 students and seniors over 65, and all seats on Thursday are $8.00. For reservations call (575) 523-1223.


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Saturday, December 27 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 28 at 2:30 p.m


No Strings Theatre Company presents "Ready to Mingle" performed by Nora Thomas (Director/Cinderella in our recent production of "Into the Woods") and Christa Fredrickson (Music Director/Rapunzel). They will present an evening of light musical selections based on the theme of finding happiness as single girls after coming out of long-term relationships. The selections, which deal with the difficulties of finding someone special, will be from classical and contemporary musical theatre, including songs from "Wonderful Town," "The Music Man," "The Last Five Years," "Side Show," and "Wicked."  Performances are Saturday, December 27 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 28 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00. There will be a reception following each performance. Reservations (575) 523-1223.



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