The Onyx continues its Tenth Anniversary Season with "Sordid Lives," a black comedy about white trash, written by Del Shores and directed by Producing Director Troy Heard.
When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death after tripping over her lover's wooden legs in a motel room, chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. Skeletons aren't the only things that fall out of the closet when her family gathers to plan her funeral. Will grandson Ty, the soap star, return home? And then there's the case of the Tammy Wynette-obsessed Brother Boy who's been locked up in the state asylum for the past twenty three years...
Sordid Lives premiered in Los Angeles where it ran for over a year, scoring fourteen Drama-Logue awards along the way. It was adapted as a film in 2000, starring Beau Bridges, Delta Burke, Olivia Newton-John and Leslie Jordan, who originated Brother Boy on stage. It became a cult sensation, spurring a television series on Logo, the LGBTQ cable network.
This production features Las Vegas favorites Valerie Carpenter Bernstein, Kim Glover, Glenn Heath, and Stephen R. Sisson as "Brother Boy."
Mar 10, 2016 - Mar 26, 2016
Thurs-Sat @ 8pm
Sun 3/20 @ 5pm