A Palm Springs favorite is back… and already selling out fast! Palm Canyon Theatre will present Del Shores’ Sordid Lives, September 24-October 3.
The cult classic tells the story of unconditional love, acceptance and “coming out” in a Texas family, as they converge for the matriarch’s funeral. The original stage play premiered in Los Angeles in 1996 and ultimately won 14 Drama-Logue Awards. This is the eighth time the show has hit the stage at the Palm Canyon Theatre. This year, many favorite performers reprise their roles. The ensemble cast includes Se Layne as Dr. Eve; Mike Hadley as Brother Boy; Morgana Corelli as Juanita; Tiffani LoBue as LaVonda; Francesca Amari as Bitsy Mae; Richard Marlow as G.W.; Judith Chapman as Latrelle; Michele Davis as Sissy; Laurie Holmes as Noleta; David Brooks as Wardell; Cameron Keys as Ty; and Nick Edwards as Odell and Rev. Barnes.
The eccentric characters’ lives intertwine in a comical but meaningful way. Storylines include a mother in denial over her gay son; a barfly/singer at the local watering hole; a cheating heart whose wooden legs accidentally aid in the death of his mistress (the family matriarch); and the cheating heart’s wife who tries her hand at revenge therapy.
Sordid Lives runs September 24-October 3. Show times are 7 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. General admission tickets are $36; seniors are $32; students are $15.
For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or other information, call the PCT Box Office at (760) 323-5123 or order online: PalmCanyonTheatre.org. The Palm Canyon Theatre is located at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, at the corner of Alejo Road and Palm Canyon Drive. Box Office hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.