Theatre on the Square
Directed by Ron Spencer
Through March 19
This play certainly lives up to its name. Theater on the Square's encore presentation of Del Shores' black comedy about Texas white trash, big hair, crazy sex lives and fatal wooden legs is a screamingly hilarious romp that twists and turns through a series of random and increasingly improbable mishaps. It all starts when Grandma dies under highly humiliating circumstances. Things go downhill from there, as all the town secrets and dirty laundry come spilling out en masse and feuding relatives try and fail to keep it all under control before the funeral.
Karen Irwin and Zorba Rose perform during the intermission of 'Sordid Lives.'
In a neat bit of synergy between theater and the local music scene, each performance and intermission is preceded by a local musician playing a solo set, as well as providing in-show guitar backing. This time around it was Zorba Rose of the Drunken Deacons and the Melody Inn's Hillbilly Happy House, performing the oldest of old-school country and western classics - we're talking Hank Williams SENIOR, here. Next week will see Deacon Sean taking the stage, with Kit Malone following the final week.
Sordid Lives continues March 11-13 and 18-19. For more information check out www.tots.org or call 637-8085.