Joe Sears and Jaston Williams star in the comedy they wrote with their director, Ed Howard, through Aug. 14 at the Terrace Theater. Sears and Williams portray 20 characters who populate their version of Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas. In this scene, Sears plays housewife and mother Bertha Bumiller, a social leader of Tuna. In her position as member of the Censorship of the Text Books Committee, Bertha attracts the interest of Chad Hartford (Williams), a reporter for Intellect magazine. CHAD: Now, you are chairing the Censorship of the Text Books Committee, am I right? BERTHA: I head the subcommittee that wants to snatch the books off the shelves of the local high school library. Some of those books are absolutely disgusting. Our children have no business reading them, and somebody has got to protect the minds of the children. CHAD: Exactly what are the books that you think should be removed from the shelves? BERTHA: Well, now there's four of 'em that we're gonna try and have removed nationwide. And then we're gonna go from there. CHAD: What are the four books, Mrs. Bumiller? BERTHA: "Roots." Now, we don't deny that "Roots" has been a very popular TV series, but we feel it only shows one side of the slavery issue. CHAD: Go on . . . BERTHA: "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." Well, it's the most disgusting title to begin with; it just makes me want to erp. It vilifies a great American, General Custer. And it encourages the reader to believe that the United States Government can't be trusted in makin' any treaties. CHAD: What's next? BERTHA: "Huckleberry Finn," by Mark Twain. CHAD: Did he write that? BERTHA: Uh-huh. Now, that book shows a preteen-age boy avoidin' his chores, runnin' away from home, cohortin' with a Negro convict, and puttin' on women's clothes. CHAD: Go on . . . BERTHA: "Romeo and Juliet." CHAD: What is wrong with "Romeo and Juliet"? BERTHA: It just shows sex among teen-agers, that's all. And we're not for that. Besides, it shows a rampant disrespect for parental authority. CHAD: You are aware that William Shakespeare wrote that play? BERTHA: Oh, yes we are. And we're lookin' into the rest of his stuff, too. He wrote "Barefoot in the Park," didn't he?