"Theatre Alliance is pleased to present Del Shores’ new stand-up show, Del Shores: SINgularly Sordid, on Sun., Aug.16, at 6 pm. The presentation is benefitting Theatre Alliance’s building campaign.
The Southern-loved writer/director/producer -- and most recently added stand-up comedian – is a familiar name to Winston-Salem theater audiences. His plays Southern Baptist Sissies, Sordid Lives, Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got The Will?), and The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife have been performed on the TA and other area stages. Theatre Alliance also produced a staged reading of his drama Yellow last season.
The creator of the Sordid Lives franchise and writer/director/producer of Southern Baptist Sissies, Blues for Willadean, and Queer As Folk is back on stage with all new hysterical, sordid stories. This time, Shores discusses the unexpected comedy of returning to the world of dating after divorce in your 50s. Tinder, Grindr, Scruff, OkCupid – “Oh, sh*t!” Shores quips, “Sometimes it's just too damn much!” He shares a litany of bad dates and his own trials and tribulations of being on the prowl again when you are a "minor gay celebrity".
In SINgularly Sordid, Shores also poses the question – “Did my movie Sordid Lives really influence six different women to super-glue their cheating boyfriends and husband's… um, members, to their stomachs?”
And of course, Shores shares more letters from the haters and his responses. Also, he has some new celebrity dish on Dolly Parton, George Lopez, Leslie Jordan, and more. The censors will be absent and if you are easily offended, Shores warns, “Stay home!”
Shores has had a busy year with the release of the film of his play Southern Baptist Sissies, which received both critical and commercial success. He has also just completed the screenplay for the final chapter of his Sordid Lives franchise – A Very Sordid Wedding. “Yes, we’re returning to the characters one last time, bringing them into 2015 with Equality marching into Winters, Texas.” Shores said recently. The film is set to film in Dallas in October.
Del Shores: SINgularly Sordid will be presented Sunday August 16th at 6 pm at Theatre Alliance. There will be a VIP meet and greet with Shores after the show. Tickets are $20 and benefitting TA’s capital campaign, Size Matters. Reservations are strongly suggested and available by visiting: delshores.tix.com.
- A Press Release