COCC students star in 2nd Street Theater production

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“Sordid Lives” is a comedy about unconditional love, acceptance, death, adultery, betrayal and laughs starring four Central Oregon Community College students.
The play is about a family  who come together after the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch Peggy. After her death, the family is plunged into chaos and it brings out the best and worst of them.

Ryan Soderquist
Kirsteen Wolf
The Broadside

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“Sordid Lives” is a comedy about unconditional love, acceptance, death, adultery, betrayal and laughs starring four Central Oregon Community College students.
The play is about a family  who come together after the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch Peggy. After her death, the family is plunged into chaos and it brings out the best and worst of them.
“It sends a good message, it brings the family together and it is hysterically funny,” said Sandy Klein, producer of the play.
The characters include a mother who is in denial about her son being gay, a singer at local watering hole,  a person-cheating on his wife whose wooden legs killed the matriarch and a wife who is being cheated on and seeking revenge therapy.
“It is set in Texas, and I was born there. The people that live there are crazy and that is my type of people,” said Raechel Gilland, a COCC student who plays Noleta.
Sherise Esther, another student actor, said she is enjoying working with a diverse cast, as well as the humor of the production.
“It is going to be funny … we laugh during the rehearsals and I really love how we (the characters) are portrayed in the message,” said Esther.
Adam Eagle, who plays “cross dressing lunatic” Brother Boy, points to director David DaCosta’s focus to downplay the stereotypes and make the characters “real.”
Eagle had to make some adjustments to play his character, including shaving his beard and waxing his arms and legs.
“My grandmother hardly recognized me,” he said.
Along with the laughs, Eagle praised the play itself.
“The script is so well written,” he said.

The cast of “Sordid Lives.” (Photo curtesy of 2nd Street Theater)

The cast of “Sordid Lives.” (Photo curtesy of 2nd Street Theater)

The cost for the play is $18 for adults, $16 for students and $20 at the door. However, if you go to the theatre’s website to purchase the tickets, you can enter the promo code “local” and receive a $7 discount.

(Contact: Ryan Soderquist at rsoderquist@cocc.edu; Kirsteen Wolf at kwolf@cocc.edu)

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