Thursday, August 25, 2011

Del Shores: More Sordid Confessions To Play This Friday at The Laurie Beechman

Del Shores, creator of the cult favorite TV series Sordid Lives (starring Olivia Newton-John, Rue McClanahan, Leslie Jordan and Caroline Rhea), brings his hilarious standup back to New York City. On August 26, The Laurie Beechman Theater presents DEL SHORES: MORE SORDID CONFESSIONS for one night only.

Whether he's recalling details of his "slut" years or calling out the assholes and bitches he's worked with, there is no subject off-limits in DEL SHORES: MORE SORDID CONFESSIONS. "Del says what most people think. He has no censor -- on or offstage. Audiences love him because of his ‘bless-their-hearts’ Texas charm," explains Caroline Rhea. "Look, I'm on Paxil and I don't give a shit anymore," Shores warns.

Del Shores is a writer, director, producer, activist and comic. His career took off with the 1987 play Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got The Will?) and the subsequent 1990 film. He is best known for his 1996 play Sordid Lives which became a film in 1999 and later gave birth to an acclaimed 2008 TV series for Logo. His other plays include Southern Baptist Sissies, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife and mostly recently Yellow, which was just nominated for three Ovation Awards, including one for Shores for Best World Premiere. His work has garnered countless other awards including GLAAD Media Award, NAACP Award, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, Back Stage West Garland Award, Ovation Award, Drama-Logue Award and LA Weekly Award (including their 2006 Career Achievement Award). Shores has also written for TV shows including Queer As Folk, Dharma and Greg and Ned and Stacey. In 2006 he was given a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. He is married to actor/Billboard Top 20 recording artist Jason Dottley and is the father of two daughters.

DEL SHORES: MORE SORDID CONFESSIONS will be presented Friday, August 26 at 7:30pm. The Laurie Beechman Theatre (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). Tickets are $18 with a $15 food/drink minimum per person, available at 212-352-3101 or  Or click here for tickets.

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