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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gay Thursday: Del Shores



DEL SHORES: NAKED. SORDID. REALITY
COMES TO NEW YORK CITY – DON’T TELL MAMA – 6/2

(Los Angeles, CA, May 22, 2012) Del Shores Productions is pleased to announce that Del Shores is launching his new stand-up tour - Del Shores: Naked. Sordid. Reality. – with two shows on June 2nd at New York’s legendary Don’t Tell Mama.

The Southern-loved writer/director/producer and most recently added stand-up comedian just filmed his last national tour Del Shores: Sordid Confessions at The Rose Room in Dallas, Texas and his first one-man show Del Shores: My Sordid Life was just released by Breaking Glass Pictures, so “it’s time for a new one,” according to Shores.

Del Shores, creator of the cult franchise Sordid Lives is touring his hilarious new standup show!

This is Shores’ third national tour and in Del Shores: Naked. Sordid. Reality. he will share more sordid stories about his Texas family, read letters he's written to the haters (including Newt and Kirk Cameron), act out scenes from your favorite reality shows (including Hoarders, The Kardashians and The Housewives of Beverly Hills) and yes, he will address his new, unexpected, single life.

"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 Caroline Rhea. "Look, I've had a rough few months, okay. I'm bitter and mean and don't give a shit, so no telling what I'll say this time!" Shores warns.

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. Shores also just completed the film Blues for Willadean based on his play The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife starring Beth Grant, Dale Dickey, David Steen, Debby Holiday and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. His stage work has garnered countless other awards including 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). Shores has also written for TV shows including Queer As Folk, Dharma and Greg and Ned and Stacey. In 2006 he was given a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars. He is the father of two daughters, Rebecca and Caroline.

Del Shores: Naked. Sordid. Reality
. will be presented Saturday June 2 at 6PM and 8:30PM. Tickets are $20 and there is a two drink minimum. Don’t Tell Mama is a “cash at the door” club, but reservations are strongly suggested by visiting: donttellmamanyc.com.

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