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Buy tickets for Sordid Lives here!
September 21 – October 14
By Del Shores
Directed by Hannah Eckstein
This rip-roaring black comedy about white trash tells the story of a colorful family from a small Texas town coming to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch, during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with her much younger, married neighbor. The family and friends must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral.
Sordid Lives Performances:
Fri Sept 21 @ 8pm – Opening Night Champagne Reception
Sat Sept 22 @8pm
Thur Sept 27 @8pm – Community Night tickets 2 for 1
Fri Sept 28 @ 8pm
Sat Sept 29 @8pm
Sun Sept 30 @2pm – Talk Back with the cast and director
Fri Oct 5 @ 8pm
Sat Oct 6 @8pm
Sun Oct 7 @2pm
Fri Oct 12 @ 8pm
Sat Oct 13 @8pm
Sun Oct 14 @2pm
The winner of 14 DramaLogue Awards, including Best Production, Sordid Lives tells a wild and wooly family story about acceptance, and just being who you are – which is saying a lot for these characters. A colorful family from a small Texas town comes to grips with the accidental death of the elderly matriarch during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with her much younger, married neighbor. A legless Vietnam vet, a transvestite obsessed with Tammy Wynette, an over-sexed therapist, and an ex-con bar singer are just a few of the characters trying to get ready for what could be a very embarrassing funeral.
Sordid Lives was also a 2000 independent film, written and directed by Del Shores, and starring Olivia Newton-John, Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, and Bonnie Bedelia. The film was followed by the 2008 television series Sordid Lives: The Series.
The cast comprises both MCT favorites and newcomers to MCT, including Albert Kent as Wardell, Donna Young as Sissy, David Leach as Brother Boy, Shireen Doyle as Latrelle, Dave Halper as Odell, Jocelyn McMahon-Babalis as Noleta, Chris Rich as G.W., Le Ann Gray as La Vonda, Tiffany Lee Cesarii as Dr. Eve, Maxwell Bjork as Ty, Alie Mac as Bitsy Mae, and Robin Lasser as Juanita.
Director Hannah Eckstein has starred in several MCT productions including Harvey, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, and Other Desert Cities, and directed many productions in Los Angeles before moving to Santa Cruz.
Please join us for this black comedy directed with love and style starring a terrific group of local actors.
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November 16 – December 9
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE PLAY
by Mountain Community Theater
Directed by Peter Gelblum
Join us for MCT’s 10th production (and first since 2012) of its very own “Miracle” – the play that MCT’s founders wrote and first produced in 1982. The holiday favorite tells the heart-warming story, familiar to most from the classic 1947 film, of a gentle old man named Kris Kringle who believes he is Santa Claus and who uses kindness and generosity to convince a little girl and then everyone else that he is, in fact, St. Nick.