Author Del Shores Performs Live At RTP August 4th
Del Shores, author of two of Richmond Triangle Players’ biggest hits, is premiering his new stand-up tour on Saturday, August 4 at 8 p.m. for a one time performance.
“Del Shores: Naked.Sordid.Reality” elaborates more on sordid stories regarding his Texas family, reciting letters he’s written to the haters, like Newt and Kirk Cameron, and acting out scenes from popular reality shows, including “Hoarders,” “The Kardashians” and “The Housewives of Beverly Hills” while also dishing the facts about his new, unexpected single life.
“I need this [tour]. I love connecting with the audiences and after a very difficult period with my marriage over, I need the humor, the laughter and the rants!,” said Shores.
“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 comedienne Caroline Rhea.
Shores is the author of the well-known hits, “Sordid Lives” and “Southern Baptist Sissies,” and is known and loved as a Southern writer, director, producer, activist, comic and now stand-up comedian. Shores filmed his last national tour-“Del Shores: Sordid Confessions” at The Rose Room in Dallas, Texas, while his original one-man show “Del Shores: My Sordid Life” was recently released by Breaking Glass Pictures.
“It’s time for a new one,” said Shores.
“I want [the audience] to escape and laugh for an hour or so. And if they think a little bit, that’s okay too,” said Shores.
The play “Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got The Will?)” catalyzed Shores career in 1987, which became a film in 1990 film. He is most notably known for the 1996 play, “Sordid Lives,” that also became a film in 1999 and served as a platform for the acclaimed 2008 TV series, “Logo.”
His most recent play, “Yellow,” was awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best World Premiere and Best Production. Recently, Shores completed a film starring Beth Grant, Dale Dickey, David Steen, Debby Holiday and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, which was based on his play “The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife.”
Other awarded works of Shores include 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). He’s been hired by various TV shows, such as “Queer As Folk”, “Dharma and Greg” and “Ned and Stacey.”
“I fight hard for gay rights, Marriage equality and anything I feel is unjust. I fight the fight and love to write letters to the haters – there are letters to Newt and Kirk Cameron in this show. They always end with my famous “P.S.F.U..”,” said Shores.
In 2006, Shores was awarded a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. He’s not only a hard-worker, but the father of two daughters: Rebecca and Caroline, who keep him in line ensuring that he doesn’t become “too big for my britches,” said Shores.
“Naked is about exposure. Sordid is my brand. And I love reality shows. I perform excerpts from them!,” said Shores.
Tickets for “Del Shores: Naked. Sordid. Reality” are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.delshores.tix.com. For more tour information visit www.delshores.net.
Rachel Williams is a rising senior at Virginia Commonwealth University with a calling to be a voice to the voiceless; and passion is to bring gender equality and ethnic justice to the forefront of RVA.
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