On January 21, 2022, the Wheat Ridge Theater Company (WRTC) will open Sordid Lives at Hand jeans Theater located at 7653 E. 1st place on the campus of the Free University of Colorado at Lowry. The performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 2:30 p.m. until February 13. There will also be an industry night on Thursday February 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 28, to buy go to https://wheatridgetheatrecompany.ticketspice.com/sordid-lives Note: Members of the public will be required to wear a face mask during the performance and in public areas. All attendees will be required to show ID, proof of COVID vaccine and / or a negative COVID test result within 24 hours of the performance.
Sordid Lives written by Del shores and directed by WRTC Artistic Director Maru Garcia, is a hilarious yet moving piece with a dose of home charm. Chaos ensues when three generations of the family converge on a small town in Texas to mourn the death of their matriarch, Peggy. Everyone comes up with their own brand of dysfunction, and it doesn’t take long for things to unravel. Sordid Lives is all about self-acceptance, as family and friends come to kiss even when it goes against everything they believe in. The play was originally produced in Los Angeles in 1996 and won 14 Drama-Logue awards. In 1999 it was adapted for cinema and soon after became a cult classic.
The Wheat Ridge Theater Company was founded by artistic director Maru Garcia with the mission of producing theater in alternative spaces. We are committed to producing thought-provoking programming and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion.
The company seeks to celebrate beauty and diversity; to shed light on the shadows of hatred and prejudice. We choose to use theater as a platform to demonstrate our commitment and passion to bring about positive change to the world around us. We encourage others to join in this commitment, whether that’s by appearing on a show as a cast and crew, or showing our support as a member of the audience. Learn more about the WRTC at https://wheatridgetheatre.com/