Ticket feature: ‘Sordid Lives’ on display in Amarillo

The story of "Sordid Lives" has taken on numerous forms, from Del Shores' 1996 play, to the 2000 film Shores wrote and directed, to the 2008 television series.

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The following scene from "Sordid Lives," presented by Amarillo Little Theatre, features Wardell (played by Brent Womble), LaVonda (Treva Oller), G.W. (Scott Royster) and Noleta (Shannon Mashburn) at the bar.

It's taken on a popular form as a stage show during the Amarillo Little Theatre's 2011-12 season.

The play, a comic expose of small-town Texas life, has an extra performance slated for 10 p.m. Mountain time Friday. All previous shows have sold out, according to theater staff.

The story follows a Texas family coming together following the death of matriarch "Grandma Peggy," who died after tripping over her lover's wooden legs.

Details of the family are rolled out, each with their own hang-ups, leading to what theater promoters call a "train wreck you can't help but watch."

The cast includes Shelley Cunningham, Molly Freyer, Raymond Girard, Anne Lankford, Bryan Lewis, Heather Manderson, Shannon Mashburn, Treva Oller, Scott Royster, Melanie Sanders, Shawn Walsh, Terri Wilson and Brent Womble. The director is Jeff Jarnagin.

The show is the ninth of 10 scheduled for ALT's 2011-2012 season. The season will conclude with "Footloose," set for performance May 3-20.

Fast facts

What: "Sordid Lives."

When: 10 p.m. Friday

Where: Amarillo Little Theatre, 2019 Civic Circle

Tickets: $22 adult, $20 students/senior citizens, $15 children 12 and younger.

Information: 806-355-9991.

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