Six Characters in Search of a Play – A Theater Review by John Strange
Playing at Kitchen Dog Theater
Del Shores has brought a new one man play to Dallas. Six Characters in Search of a Play is a ninety minute monologue about people from his past that he has yet to find a place for in his films, TV shows, and stage plays.
The play is very minimalist with only an easel stacked with several 11×14 photographs, three chairs and a small table with his laptop on it. The true color of the play comes as Mr. Shores portrayal of each of the characters. Del's Winter, Texas roots are laid out for us in accents, gestures, and postures as we meet each of the characters, their unique qualities brought to life before our eyes.
This show plays in a small theater with audience on three sides of the stage. We, in the audience, are up close to the man as he transforms into each new character. Most of the stories are hilarious, eliciting "AMENS" and laughter from us. One of the stories is on the somber side but all of them are chock-full of feeling.
Whether you have seen one of Del's Sordid Lives films (or the TV series) or his films like Daddy's Dyin'… Who's Got the Will?, you will find his ability to enthrall a crowd very entertaining. I had a great time experiencing the mind of Del Shores. I think you will, too. The plays runs through February 4th. See the times and prices below!
Directed by: Emerson Collins
Starring: Del Shores
Dallas Show Dates and Times:
February 1st – 4th
Run Time: 90 Minutes with No Intermission
Appropriateness Rating: Contains Adult Language. If you have any concerns about content or age-appropriateness, please call the Box Office at 214-953-1055.
Kitchen Dog Theater @ Trinity River Arts Center
2600 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 180
Dallas, TX 75207
Thursday and Sunday: $20
Friday and Saturday: $30
KDT Subscribers receive $5 off
Box office opens at 7:30pm