Dark Comedy ‘Sordid Lives’ to be Performed in Second Stage Series


2013_VP_Theatre Dance ProductionsCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Oct. 15, 2013 – The winner of 14 Drama-Logue awards, the Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Sordid Lives,” a dark American comedy about a dysfunctional southern family, at the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30-Nov. 2 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 3.

“Sordid Lives,” takes place in Winters, a small Texas town. The elderly family matriarch, Peggy, hits her head on accident when she trips over her lover’s wooden leg and bleeds to death. Her colorful and lively southern family comes together for the funeral.

In addition to preparing for the funeral, which could prove to be embarrassing, the family secretly meets in a seedy motel room with their matriarch’s younger, married lover, while also battling their own personal demons.

The play was written by Del Shores, an American playwright, and is Shores’ fourth play. The performance will include adult content and language and explore sensitive topics.


Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265 or by visiting www.RiverCampusEvents.com.