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Sordid Lives
a Comedy
by Del Shores

COMPANY : The Process Theatre Company [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Whole World Theatre [WEBSITE]
ID# 2516

SHOWING : October 12, 2007 - November 23, 2007



grandma peggy dies while having an illicit affairin a motel room,causing scandal in a small texas townand exposing the sordid lives of all her friends and loved ones.among them are her gay grandsonliving in new york,her tammy-wynette impersonating son,her feuding daughters,and her beleaguered sister who really picked the wrong day to quit smoking!

Producer Chip Powell
Director DeWayne Morgan
Wig Designer George Deavours
Lighting Designer Nina Gooch
Stage Manager Betty Mitchell
Set Designer Topher Payne
Costume Designer Alan Yeong
Brother Boy/understudy Dan Balmer
Juanita Jane Bass
Brother Boy George Deavours
GW Nethercott Allen Hagler
Latrelle Williamson Jo Howarth
Wardell Owens David Greely Limbach
Noleta Nethercott Andrea Milonig
Ty Williamson Greg Morris
Dr. Eve Bollinger Renee Najour Payne
Bitsy Mae Rebecca Puckett
Lavonda Dupree Kim Salome
Odell Owens clay seymour
Sissy Hickey Christa Sfameni
Preacher Tom Trimble
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That great Southern Schtick
by theatrepal
Saturday, October 20, 2007
I must admit that I got the date wrong and thought I was seeing Southrn Baptist Sissies (which I missed last time around) and not Sordid Lives (which I saw years ago). However, the show was great!
I was on the edge of my seat with laughter the whole time. Every one of the actors (especially Kim Salome and the new face of Christa Sfameni) was absolutely wonderful. The characters were perfectly fleshed out and really reminded me of everyone I knew growing up in Mississippi. The costumes and set were perfect and fit the play very well.
I only wish that Del Shores had written more for each of these characters. Most of them are only in one or two scenes and I would love to see them more.
This is one of those shows that actors should see so you can witness how to play a role made famous in a movie, without playing the actor who made it famous in the movie. George Devours, especially, did a fantastic job of playing the well-known role of Peanut and giving it a new voice and body.
My one complaint was with the blocking and some of the timing..all, I believe, to be acting and directing choices. The blocking seemed VERY forced at times, with one example being someone leaving the stage for 10 seconds and coming right back on again. It may have been in the stage directions, but it made me go "huh?" The play is very funny and witty and there are a few points where we need time to get the joke, but for most of the play we are right along with it and we're ready to be taken to the next moment. I did love the scene changes though, taking time and covering it with live music was a great choice and really fresh.
But again, this is a great show with excellent actors and a hilarious & familiar story. I loved it!
I can't wait to see Southern Baptist Sissies! [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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