September 21 – October 14
By Del Shores
Directed by Hannah Eckstein
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.
Sordid Lives opens September 21, 2018 and plays through October 14, 2018.
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