“Red, White and Tuna” Theater Night at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

June 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe St
Alexandria, VA 22314
$45 / ticket
The Little Theatre of Alexandria - Red, White and Tuna - June 2, 2017 - Del Ray Artisans
Del Ray Artisans’ “Red, White and Tuna” Theater Night at The Little Theatre of Alexandria on June 2, 2017

As we’re celebrating Del Ray Artisans’ 25th Anniversary, join us for an evening at The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s “Red, White and Tuna” comedy production, complete with opening reception and Champagne intermission, plus a “fish art” exhibit and raffle on Friday, June 2, 2017.

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The reception starts at 6:30pm and features heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and refreshments, an art exhibit, and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to play for your favorite fishy art.

The curtain goes up at 8pm, and the play will be performed by The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s actors. An intermission will feature Champagne and cupcakes, plus the art raffle drawing!

Tickets are just $45 each. All proceeds support Del Ray Artisans nonprofit. Tickets for this special Theater Night will only be sold through Del Ray Artisans. Tickets can be purchased at the gallery or online.
Note: Online ticket purchases will be available for pick up at Will Call at the theater on the day of the event when the doors open.

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Play Synopsis: The play welcomes you to Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal, Patsy Cline never dies, and the residents never stop listening to OKKK, the local radio station. In this production, two actors again create the memorable population of Tuna, including a few hippies who have returned to their roots for their high school reunion. Is Tuna ready for them? Join the wild ride of quick changes and comedic characterizations.

The “fish art” Exhibit: The artworks for raffle are by Del Ray Artisans members: Linda Elliff, Theresa Kulstad, Karen Schmitz, Guy Jones, John Bordner and Angela Calos. Purchase raffle tickets at the reception and drop them in the fish bowl in front of the art piece you hope to win. The raffle drawing will be at the conclusion of the Champagne Celebration Intermission. Raffle tickets are $5 for one ticket or $20 for five tickets.

Cioppini by John Bordner
1. Cioppini, via pyrography and ink, John Bordner’s artful hands gave life to these creatures in the chair. Fashion and function meet. John must have been hungry for San Fran’s signature seafood dish when he created the art piece.
Fish Out of Water by Guy G Jones
2. Guy G. Jones created Fish Out of Water, another, yet again, one of his stunning signature pen and ink creations that draw you into the images. His delicate strokes are fascinating and beautiful.
Fins by Theresa Kulstad
3. Fins, Theresa Kulstad’s acrylic on canvas yellowfin tuna swam over bringing a bit of whim and vibrant shots of color. A great catch for any fisherman, beachcomber or sushi-lover. Don’t let this be the one that got away!
Plated Purchased Perch by Linda Elliff
4. Plated Purchased Perch is Linda Elliff’s culinary-influenced mixed media artwork of a ’credit card’ fish served on an vintage platter. The gils and fins are fashioned from copper wire mesh fabric.
Artwork by Karen Schmitz
5. Karen Schmitz has created another fine mixed media on wood commenting on the importance of environmental protection and appreciation for clean water. This acrylic palate makes a beautiful statement as you linger longer to ponder into the deeper meaning of the arts and ecology.
Flit by Angela Calos
6. Flit floats in the seagrass. This mixed media on slate piece that Angela Calos created captures one of her favorite ocean creatures. Angela remains amazed at how seemingly delicate, yet mighty, seahorses are.
Net the Marlins Washington Nationals Fan Basket from John Elliff
7. Net the Marlins. Thanks to the generosity of John Elliff, you can buy your chances at the Washington Nationals Fan Basket that is chock-full of fun, including 2 tickets to the August 8, Washington Nationals v. Miami Marlins evening game, a Nats tote bag, an XL Nats t-shirt, a Nats hat, other Nats memorabilia and ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ treats.

For more information, contact the organizers John Bordner (vp@delrayartisans.org) and Angela Calos (imsureiam@gmail.com).

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