2nd Street Theater & Stage Right Productions deliver a comedic twist on love.
When Peggy, a good Christian woman and the family Matriarch, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas.
2nd Street Theater and the newly formed non-profit production company, Stage Right Productions, bring you a comedy that was nominated for over thirty awards during its long run in Los Angeles. The ensemble cast of Sordid Lives by Del Shores puts a comedic twist on a story of unconditional love, acceptance and “coming out” in a Texas family, as they all converge for the matriarch’s funeral.
The eccentric characters include: a mother who is wound too tight and in denial over her gay son, the regulars at the local watering hole, a cheating heart whose wooden legs accidentally aid in the death of his mistress, Peggy, and others too unbelievable to mention. Their lives intertwine, giving each a new perspective, honesty and meaning.
The production features some of Bend’s favorites including Rachel Deegan, Vicki Pennock, local comedian Adam Eagle, and BEAT artistic director Mary Kilpatrick.
There are several talented newcomers rounding out the cast and crew as well. Sordid Lives is directed by David DaCosta. Artistic director of Thoroughly Modern Productions and a naive of New York/New Jersey, David recently moved to Bend from Boston, Massachusetts where he had been performing, directing and teaching theatre for nearly 20 years. He has had the great privilege to have worked both professionally and semi-professionally throughout the Greater Boston Metro Area in both musical and non-musical theatre.
Some of DaCosta’s more recent credits include: Sweeny Todd (Sweeney Todd), Into the Woods (Baker), Jekyll and Hyde (Jekyll/Hyde), Oklahoma (Curley), Assassins (Booth), Cabaret (Cliff), and others. Tommy marked his first appearance on the stage with 2nd Street Theater and in Bend.
Performance Dates May 4-19
Opening Night May 4 (Champagne Reception) 8pm.
$20 adults, $18 students and seniors, $22 at the door.
FOR ADULTS ONLY! Mature subject matter and language.
Stage Right Productions
Mission is to continue to cultivate performing arts in Central Oregon by providing a venue and education for Central Oregon actors, playwrights, directors and producers of both stage and film to pursue their creative endeavors. Stage Right Productions will also produce several theatrical events each year in the form of plays, concerts, movie screenings, classes and workshops for adults and children.