STC Theatre celebrates the holidays Texas Style with ‘A Tuna Christmas’

South Texas College Theatre will bring on the holiday cheer with its production of “A Tuna Christmas” that premieres on Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 2 at the college’s Pecan Campus Cooper Center for the Communication Arts Building Main Stage Theatre, located at  3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen.

In this hilarious sequel to “Greater Tuna,” written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams, it’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including a hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of “A Christmas Carol” is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some of which you will recognize from “Greater Tuna” and some appearing for the first time, join the holiday fun.

“We are extremely excited to produce this play and to do so as it was intended – with only two men playing all of the hilarious citizens of Tuna, Texas,” said STC Drama Instructor and “A Tuna Christmas” Director Joel Jason Rodríguez.

Showtime is at 8 p.m. Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 2. General admission tickets are $10. Student, faculty, military, and senior citizen tickets are $5. No children below the third grade will be permitted entry.

The Sunday, Nov. 2 matinee production will be interpreted in American Sign Language by student interns from STC’s Interpreter Training Program.

Tickets can be purchased one hour before the performance at the box office or online at

For additional information about the show or for group rates, call (956) 872-2639 or email

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