Playwright Del Shores to visit Clear Space Theatre Sept. 5 and 6

August 6, 2014
"Sordid Lives" playwright Del Shores will visit Clear Space Theatre Sept. 5 and 6 for two special presentations of the play. SOURCE SUBMITTED

The Clear Space Theatre Company of Rehoboth Beach has announced that author Del Shores, creator of their summer hit, "Sordid Lives," and frequently called “the grand master of Southern lowlife sensibilities," will be appearing at the theater Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6.  Shores’ appearance is sponsored by Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center.

Friday evening, the production of "Sordid Lives" will feature a pre-show reception with hors d’oeuvres catered by Hobos, complimentary wine and beer, champagne and desserts at intermission and a question-and-answer session after the show. Tickets for the Friday performance of "Sordid Lives," including the reception, are $50. Saturday evening, Shores will present his one-man show, "My Sordid Best," at 10 p.m. following that evening’s performance of "Sordid Lives."

“The censors will be absent, the language will be crude, the stories will be raw, and if you are offended, that's your choice!” Shores warns. Separate tickets are required for the show and post-show. Tickets for Shores’ special Saturday evening presentation of "My Sordid Best" are $25.

“I am excited that we could partner with the Atlantic Sands Hotel to bring well-known playwright Del Shores to our audience at Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach,” says Wesley Paulson, executive director of Clear Space Theatre.  “We offer a question-and-answer session one evening during the run of each production, but this is the first time we have been honored to have a playwright participate with our audience.”

Shores has written, directed and produced successfully across studio and independent film, network and cable television as well as theater work. In addition to the stage, film and television versions of "Sordid Lives," his works include "Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got the Will?)" starring Beau Bridges, Tess Harper, Judge Reinhold, Keith Carradine and Beverly D’Angelo; "Southern Baptist Sissies"; and "The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife."  He has written and produced for many shows including "Dharma and Greg" and the last three seasons of the groundbreaking Showtime series "Queer as Folk." He also wrote, directed and produced the Showtime movie "The Wilde Girls," starring Olivia Newton-John and Swoosie Kurtz.

Shores has also won or been nominated for GLAAD, NAACP, Ovation, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly and Backstage Garland awards for writing, directing and producing. He has Lifetime Achievement awards from LA Weekly and FilmOut San Diego and is the 2013 recipient of The Stanley Kramer Emerging Filmmaker Award.

The Clear Space Theatre Company summer repertory season also includes "The Full Monty," "Oliver!" and "The Best of the Rest of Christopher Peterson's Eyecons."  All tickets are available through the Clear Space box office at 302-227-2270 or at