DEL SHORES “SINGULARLY SORDID” WAS WILD AND WONDERFUL
Del Shores the playwright of “Southern Baptist Sissies”, “Blues for Willadean” “Sorid Lives” Daddy’s Dyin (Who’s Got the Will” brought his one person show aptly called “SINgulary Sordid” to the New Conservatory Theatre Center on July 31st as part of the NCTC fund raiser. The film ”Sordid Lives” ran 63 weeks in Los Angeles. I had seen these plays when I worked in Hollywood over the years and they were a big hit with the gay crowd during those years. For over two hours this funny man regaled the audience of mostly gay men in the Decker Theatre. There were about 10 or 12 lesbians in the sold out crowd and one lone straight man that got nicely single out on by Del Shores.
Del opened his show be telling the fans that straight men walks in nervous and Republicans walks in pissed off . Many of Del’s campy stories centers on his friend and actor and gay comedian Leslie Jordan and there are great stories about George Lopez and Dolly Parton who champion gay marriage where it was not popular.
Del talked about his recent divorce with a woman and how difficult it was for getting a date because he was a “minor celebrity”. He describes four very bad dates that he picked up from the current chat lines like Grindr, Tinder, Scruff and OK Cupid. One date involved a pre diabetic that defies description and another involves a date with a guy who insisted on taking him to a sports bar where they honored coupons. He was told that he could only order food that honored the coupons.
Del Shore asks “Did my movie “Sordid Live” really influence six different women to super-glue their cheating boyfriends and husband’s members, to their stomach?” He had letters from these six women to prove it.
The second act was the task of taking over the coals Ted Cruz, Pat Robinson and Rick Perry for blasting the current gay marriage law. He read what they said on the House of Representatives and television programs. He also wrote these individuals telling him in so many words f*** you.
“SINgulary Sordid” played only two nights as part of the fund raising for the New Conservatory Theatre Center. NCTC opens with the world premiere of “Salome, Dance for Me” on August 5th and it runs through August 29th. For tickets to that production call 415-861-8972 or go on line at www.nctcsf.org. The theatre complex is located at 25 Van Ness just off Market Street, San Francisco.