Theatre of Gadsden bringing “Sordid Lives” play to stage


Theatre of Gadsden is bringing Sordid Lives to stage for two weekends, Sept. 8-10 and Sept. 15-17.
The play is subtitled “a black comedy about white trash.” According to a press release from Theatre of Gadsden, the show will “make you laugh out loud, maybe shed a tear, and show off a variety of quirky characters that Southern patrons may find all too familiar.”
The comedy is set in the 1990s in Winters, Texas and centers around the death of Peggy Ingram, a “good Christian woman” and the family matriarch, who hits her head on a sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover’s wooden legs in a motel room. Chaos only erupts from there as the family prepares to gather for the funeral.
According to Theatre of Gadsden, the show may not be suitable for all audiences. The show features some strong language, adult content and themes, and loud gunshots are used in the production.
Sordid Lives runs two weekends, Sept. 8-10 and 15-17. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 p.m.; Sunday shows are at 2 p.m.
All performances are at the historic Ritz Theatre, located at 310 Wall Street in Alabama City.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students/seniors/military, and $15 for groups of 10 or more.
For tickets, visit or call 256-547-7469.

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