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MAY 11-17

This Weekend – March 28-29: Del Shores in Little Rock

The Weekend Theater in partnership with the Little Rock Film Festival and CALS Ron Robinson Theater is bringing Del Shores’ latest film, acting workshop and his hilarious one man show right to your doorstep here in Little Rock.

Del Shores is a writer, director, producer, activist and comic. His career took off with the 1987 play Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got The Will?) and the subsequent 1990 film. He is best known for his 1996 play Sordid Lives which became a film in 1999 and later gave birth to an acclaimed 2008 TV series for Logo. His other plays include Southern Baptist Sissies, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife and mostly recently Yellow, which won Shores the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best World Premiere and Best Production.

Del Shores Weekend Lineup:

Friday, March 28th, 7:30 p.m – Southern Baptist Sissies (Movie)

Saturday, March 29th, 11 a.m – Trust Your Gut Acting Workshop

Saturday, March 29th, 7.30 p.m – Del Shores’ One Man Show My Sordid Best

All events will be held at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater.

Friday, March 28th, 7:30pm – Southern Baptist Sissies

General Admission is $13.50


Southern Baptist Sissies is a film of the theatrical experience of writer/director Del Shores’ GLAAD Award-winning play about four gay boys growing up in the Southern Baptist church. It explores the conflict between the caustic rhetoric of dogmatic religion and the fragile development of adolescent homosexuality while challenging hypocrisy, exposing damage and offering hope. The intimate experience of theatre on the film screen reveals the complicated emotions from all sides – the confused child, the struggling adolescent and the angry and damaged adult. Q&A with Del Shores to follow the screening.

Saturday, March 29th, 11 a.m – Trust Your Gut Acting Workshop

Admission: $125 (6 hour workshop)

This workshop is designed to help stage and film actors deal with the greatest hurdle to landing that role: the audition. Beyond that, Del will help you to use your own life experiences as the catalyst for character development on the fly or in a production. Each participant will have group and individual time during this six hour class that has sold out in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and other cities.

Saturday, March 29th, 7:30 p.m – Del Shores’ One Man Show My Sordid Best

Admission: $28.50 General Admission, $48.50 VIP Seat & Reception

VIP Tickets include preferred seating at the one-man-show and attendance at the VIP Meet and Greet with Del immediately following, with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

In his one-man-show, “My Sordid Best,” comedian/writer Del Shores (Sordid Lives, Queer As Folk) shares the real-life stories that inspired his writing, sets the story straight on his celebrity encounters and on what it was like growing up in the South and coming out as gay.

“Look, I’ve had a rough few months, okay. I’m bitter and mean and don’t give a $#!%!, so no telling what I’ll say this time!” Shores warns.