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Theater with a twang

TPphoto2 Chalk it up to crazy coincidence (it has to be, right?), but the limited genre of shows featuring people who live in trailers is represented by not one but two productions opening this weekend.

At Actors' Playhouse, The Great American Trailer Park Musicalby David Nehls and Betsey Kelso features a stripper on the run, an agoraphobic housewife, her toll collector hubby and other denizens of Armadillo Acres. It also has a heckuva cast: Margot Moreland, Stephen G. Anthony, Kelly Atkins, Christopher A. Kent, Meghan Moroney, Stacy Schwartz and Gwen Hollander. 

The R-rated hootin' and hollerin' goes on at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, through Feb. 7.  Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday (extra matinee 2 p.m. Jan. 20).  Tickets are $48 Friday-Saturday, $40 other shows (seniors get 10 percent off, students pay $15, except Saturday-Sunday).  For info, call 305-444-9293 or visit the Actors' Playhouse web site.

Sordid press Broward County, which has its own share of rednecks and trailer homes (I know -- I live there), is home to Del Shore's Sordid Lives. The happily outrageous cult classic focuses on myriad shenanigans in a small Texas town.

Things get Sordidat Rising Action Theatre, 840 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, through Feb. 21.  Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35, available by calling 1-800-595-4849 or visiting the theater's web site.

(Actors' Playhouse photo by Alberto Romeu, Rising Action photo by Howard Zucker.)

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