North Little Rock Events

A Very Sordid Wedding with Del Shores Meet-and-Greet
September 3, 2017
6:00 pm

The Weekend Theater will host a screening of playwright and filmmaker Del Shores’ latest work - A Very Sordid Wedding - on Sunday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. in UA-Pulaski Technical College’s Center for Humanities and Arts at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The film runs 104 minutes and will be followed with a reception at 8 p.m. with Del Shores and his producing partner, Emerson Collins. Tickets cost $20 (screening only) or $45 which includes the film and a post-show reception and meet-and-greet with Del Shores. Tickets are available online at http://www.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=993452

A Very Sordid Wedding explores the questions, bigotry and fallout of what happens when gay marriage comes to communities and families that are not quite ready to accept it.

Bigoted “religious freedom,” marriage equality and cultural acceptance are all explored with Del Shores’ trademark approach to using comedy and his much-beloved Sordid Lives characters to deal with these important current social issues and the very real process of accepting your family for who they are instead of who you want them to be.

The film is a sequel to Sordid Lives, Shores’ fourth play, which opened in Los Angeles in 1996 and has since been produced by more than 300 theatre companies nationwide. In 1999, Shores wrote and directed the film adaptation of Sordid Lives, and it became a cult phenomenon winning many festival awards, including Best Film at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival.

The Weekend Theater is a non-profit theater that has been producing socially significant plays for central Arkansas for the past 25 years. Proceeds from the screening will help The Weekend Theater continue its mission of personally, inter-personally and educationally reducing prejudice, cruelty, and indifference through quality, live theater.
 

UA-Pulaski Technical College's Center for Humanities and Arts
3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock
(501)658-2044
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