McClanahan Will Appear at Del Shores The Storyteller in Manhattan

News   McClanahan Will Appear at Del Shores The Storyteller in Manhattan Rue McClanahan will make a guest appearance during stage and screen writer Del Shores' one-man show, Del Shores The Storyteller, at the TBG Arts Center in June.
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Shores, the writer of Sordid Lives and Southern Baptist Sissies, will offer two performances of his solo show at 7:30 PM and 10:30 PM on June 6. The evening will benefit the Harvey Milk High School. Stage and screen actress McClanahan ("The Golden Girls," "Sordid Lives: The Series," Wicked, The Women) will make a special appearance at both performances.

"Shores will share the real life stories that have inspired his writing and more in Del Shores The Storyteller," press notes state. "Yes, there was a man with two wooden legs. But did his grandmother trip over them and die while having a sordid affair? And did his mother really ask, 'What exactly do you do…when you're gay?' If so, what was the acclaimed writer's response (Sordid Lives)? Yes, prayers were answered and a matching vein was found in a vein bank over in Baton Rogue to replace his Uncle Humpty’s collapsed vein. But did Humpty lose the leg after all those prayers (Southern Baptist Sissies)? And what relative really shot a policeman in the 'saliva gland' and shoulder (Trailer Trash Housewife)? Truth and fiction are finally separated in Del Shores The Storyteller."

The New York presentation of Del Shores: The Storyteller is produced by Gayfest NYC and Jason Dottley. For tickets, priced $35, phone (800) 595-4849.

The TBG Arts Center is located at 312 West 36th Street in Manhattan.