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THEATER: Sordid Lives

Friday, Oct. 16

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Queen City Theatre Company's latest production isn't supposed to be charming. If it was, that'd be a big problem, since charm and white trash don't exactly mesh together. Instead, the show, titled Sordid Lives, is a black comedy about the economically and socially disadvantaged folks, sometimes refered to as "white trash." In the play -- directed by Glenn T. Griffin -- a series of unfortunante events unravel after a character by the name of Peggy dies from bleeding to death after hitting her head on the sink -- and to go even farther in detail, the tragic event was a result of her tripping over her lover's wooden legs. Ironic, huh? What happens next is no big surprise: a funeral and lots of drama between the family of the late Peggy. Oh well, at least she isn't there to witness it. Contains adult language. Performances continue through Oct. 18. $14-$24. Oct. 16-17, 8 p.m.; Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.queencitytheatre.com.

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