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Bare Stage Theatre stages "Greater Tuna"

David Lassig as Vera Carp and Mark Seeba as Pearl Burras, rehearse a scene from "Greater Tuna" by the Bare Stage Theatre.

The Bare Stage Theatre will present "Greater Tuna" at The Stage at Island Park, Sept. 21-30 featuring well-known actors David Lassig of West Fargo and Mark Seeba of Fargo. Performances will take place Sept. 21, 22, 27-29 at 7:30 pm and Sept. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m.

What do Arles Struvie, Thurston Wheelis, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common in "Greater Tuna?" In this hilarious send-up of small town morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas' third smallest town. This long-running off Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in a tour de farce of quick change artistry, changing costumes and characterizations faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote.

Lassig and Seeba were last seen on The Stage at Island Park together in the FMCT production of "The Foreigner" in 2009, in which they won Emma Awards for Lead Actor and Supporting Actor for their performances.

Individually, Lassig last performed in the FMCT production of "Roger Maris on Stage" in September 2011 in which he won an Emma Award for Lead Actor in the role of Roger Maris. Seeba was last seen in the Harwood Prairie Playhouse production of "Marriage Roulette" written by David Lassig, in March 2012.

Shanara Lassig, who has directed all of the prior Bare Stage shows, is the director. She has also directed locally at FMCT and Harwood Prairie Playhouse. 

David and Shanara are very active in the theatre community as they have acted in, directed and produced many shows over the past 10 years. David is also a published playwright and had three shows premiered at the Harwood Prairie Playhouse in West Fargo and one at the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre.

  The Bare Stage Theatre is in its fourth season. In their first three seasons, the Bare Stage Theatre has brought regional premieres to the local community, including "My First Time," "You've Got Hate Mail," and "The 39 Steps."

Tickets for "Greater Tuna" can be purchased by calling 701-235-6778 or online at