‘Sordid Lives’ and ‘Southern Baptist Sissies’ coming to Nashville in November


Sordid Lives, along with Southern Baptist Sissies, will be in Nashville in November along with some of the big name stars.

On the heels of selling his new television series Sordid Lives to LOGO, Writer/Director/Producer Del Shores (Queer as Folk, Dharma & Greg) is bringing Delta Burke (Designing Woman), Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace), and Dale Dickey (My Name is Earl), along with the entire casts from both Los Angeles productions to Nashville’s Polk Theatre at TPAC on November 10, 11, and 12.

Southern Baptist Sissies will have shows on Nov. 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. with ticket prices ranging from $30 to $65.

Sordid Lives will have two shows on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 3 and 8 p.m. Ticket prices for it run $30 to $65.

The Nashville stop is part of a multi-city tour that showcase Shores’ critically acclaimed plays Sordid Lives and Southern Baptist Sissies.

Delta Burke will perform in Southern Baptist Sissies and  will celebrate her 50th Birthday with fans in each city.

Leslie Jordan, 2006 Emmy Winner for his work on Will & Grace, and Dale Dickey, who can currently be seen on the hit NBC series My Name is Earl as “Patty” the daytime hooker, will perform in both shows.

Sordid Lives is a black comedy about white trash. In the “coming out” story, three generations of a small Texas family prepare for a funeral, and that’s when the hilarious, sad, trashy truth about their lives runs amuck. The original production opened in 1996 at Los Angeles’ Theatre Theatre and was sold-out for its entire 14 month run.  In 2001 the play was made into a feature film starring Olivia Newton-John, Delta Burke, Beau Bridges, Bonnie Bedelia and Leslie Jordan. Cast members include Leslie Jordan* (Will & Grace, Boston Legal), Dale Dickey* Domino, My Name is Earl), Patrika Darbo (Days of Our Lives), singer Debby Holiday, singer Sean Wiggins, Mary-Margaret Lewis* (Kalamazoo, Friends), Ann Walker* (Las Vegas, Sex, Love & Secrets), Mitch Carter* (Children of the Corn), Newell Alexander* (HBO’s Big Love), Sarah Hunley* (Ghosts of Mississippi, The Ghost Whisperer), David Cowgill and Rosemary Alexander* (Madhouse) and introducing Jason Dottley. (*also starred in the film version of Sordid Lives)

Southern Baptist Sissies is an exploration into the lives of four gay men raised in the church. Through laughter and tears, each story unfolds to reveal a struggle for self-discovery.  The play originally opened at the Zephyr Theatre in 2000.  The show then came back to Los Angeles (after a sold-out run in Dallas) in 2002.  It again was launched in Los Angeles in 2006 for a revival of all six Shores plays.  The GLAAD Award-Winning Southern Baptist Sissies has made L.A. history – as the longest running play on the Zephyr Theatre’s stage, and will be made into a feature film in 2007 (with Delta Burke already attached). Cast members include Delta Burke (Designing Women), Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace, Boston Legal), Dale Dickey (Domino, My Name is Earl), Newell Alexander (HBO’[s Big Love), Ted Detwiler (The Ring Two), Joe Patrick Ward, Anthony Cherry (Blast Off!), Emerson Collins (The Secret Garden), Rich Delia (Strong Medicine), T. Ashanti Mozelle (Angels in America: Perestroika), and David Ojalvo (Down Hearted Blues).

For more information, on the tour and info on ticket sales visit http://www.theofficialtour.com