FIRST LOOK at SORDID LIVES by Del Shores, Opening 7/11 at the Westchester Playhouse

FIRST LOOK at SORDID LIVES by Del Shores, Opening 7/11 at the Westchester Playhouse

Kentwood Players will present "Sordid Lives" by Del Shores from July 11 to August 16, 2014 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045. The production is directed by Kirk Larson and produced by Lori Marple-Pereslete and Virginia Mekkelson by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

"Sordid Lives" premiered in Los Angeles on May 11, 1996 and ultimately won 14 DramaLogue Awards. The black comedy about white trash centers on a colorful family from a small Texas town who must come to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch during her clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with a much younger, married neighbor. The woman's family must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral. This play is filled with adult situations and language.

Featured in the cast are Greg Abbott, Samantha Barrios, Elizabeth A. Bouton, Harold Dershimer, Kip Hogan, Alison Mattiza, Eduardo Mora, Cherry Norris, Eddie "Ed" O'Brien, Dave Parke, Catherine Rahm, Michael Sandidge, and Susan Stangl.

Tickets are $20.00 with a $2.00 discount for seniors, students, servicemen, and Metro riders who present their monthly pass or TAP card when purchasing full price tickets at the box office.

To purchase tickets by phone, please call (310) 645-5156 during box office hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 4:00-7:00pm. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express accepted. You may also purchase tickets online at www.kentwoodplayers.org. For group ticket sales, please call the box office or Lori Marple-Pereslete at (310) 216-9094.

For more information about Kentwood Players including our current production or upcoming auditions, and our Kentwood Kids Children's Theatre classes and productions, please visit the Kentwood Players website at www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook and Twitter.

To meet the "Sordid Lives" production team and learn more about Kentwood Players and what goes on at the Westchester Playhouse, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

Photos by Shari Barrett

FIRST LOOK at SORDID LIVES by Del Shores, Opening 7/11 at the Westchester Playhouse
The cast of SORDID LIVES

FIRST LOOK at SORDID LIVES by Del Shores, Opening 7/11 at the Westchester Playhouse
Sissy tries to keep the peace while LaVonda and Latrelle fight over their dead mother's mink stole..

Samantha Barrios, Catherine Rahm and Alison Mattiza.

FIRST LOOK at SORDID LIVES by Del Shores, Opening 7/11 at the Westchester Playhouse
Brother Boy undergoes dehomosexualization therapy with Dr. Eve.

Greg Abbott and Cherry Norris.

FIRST LOOK at SORDID LIVES by Del Shores, Opening 7/11 at the Westchester Playhouse
Noleta and LaVonda take their revenge on GW and Wardell.

Elizabeth A. Bouton, Harold Dershimer, Dave Parke and Samantha Barrios.

FIRST LOOK at SORDID LIVES by Del Shores, Opening 7/11 at the Westchester Playhouse
Reverend Barnes (Eddie "Ed" O'Brien) gives a good ole Southern Baptist sermon.

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Shari Barrett Shari Barrett, a Los Angeles native, has been active in the theater world since the age of six - acting, singing, and dancing her way across the boards all over town. After teaching in local secondary schools, working in marketing for several studios, writing, directing, producing, and performing in productions for several non-profit theaters, Shari now dedicates her time and focuses her skills as an independent publicist to "get the word out" about smaller theaters throughout the Los Angeles area. As a founding member of the LA Stage Alliance Leadership Council Task Force, she and reps from theaters throughout the city work together to articulate a vision for the theatre community of Greater Los Angeles. Shari has received recognition from the City of Los Angeles for her dedication of heart and hand to the needs of friends, neighbors and fellow members of society for her devotion of service to the people of Los Angeles. Shari is honored to serve her hometown as a contributor to Broadway World.


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