Meet Wardell of ‘Sordid Lives’: Ken Snart

Ken Snart and Newell Alexander as Wardell in Sordid Lives.

Proud Mary Theatre Company’s Sordid Lives, the Southern cult comedy play by Del Shores, will now be virtual and streaming August 14-16.

Kenneth Snart plays the bartender Wardell. He recently relocated to North Carolina after retiring from the State of Wisconsin after 30 years. He will also be featured in Proud Mary Theatre Company’s productin of Sordid Lives in August (or date TBD). Ken has always enjoyed being involved in the theater and has had many wonderful experiences. In addition, he has been in many different music groups of many different genres including the Asheville Gay Men’s Chorus and Master Singers in Eau Claire, WI. Fvorite roles: “The Music Man” – Mayor Shinn; “Oklahoma” – Ali Hackim; “West Side Story” – Doc; “The Wizard of Oz” – Uncle Henry; “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” – Coggins; “Snow White” – The Huntsman; “A Little Night Music” – Member of the Quintet; “Godspell” – Jesus; “The Miracle Worker” – Captain Keller.

In this beloved play, a colorful family from a small Texas town must come to grips with the accidental death of the elderly family matriarch during a clandestine meeting in a seedy motel room with her much younger, married neighbor. The woman’s family must deal with their own demons while preparing for what could be an embarrassing funeral.

Streaming begins Friday, August 14 at 8 pm and ends at 8 pm on Sunday, August 16. Rated PG-13. Unlimited viewing all weekend for a donation of any amount on our website at Pay What You Can and help Proud Mary Theatre continue our mission of providing quality LGBTQ+ theatrical programming. For more information, visit

Artistic Director Sandy Staggs will direct Sordid Lives and the production will include musical performances by Bitsy Mae Harling (Leslie Hendon) and Brother Boy (Scott Waddell) and a whole lotta shenanigans.

Co-starring Lori Guthrie, Jada Lashay Bell, Lori Lee, Samona McMillan, Caitlyn Keefer, Joel Perkin, J.R. Bloomer, Jenn Alynn-Perri, Ken Snart. Brock Davis, and Sun Schwalm.