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January 26, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JANUARY 27-FEBRUARY 2, 2021 UCW 11 KEYURI PARAB, Editorial Assistant COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com 910-484-6200. EVENTS Gilbert opens suspense thriller on Jan. 29 by KEYURI PARAB e Gilbert eater's newest production "Rope" is set to open Jan. 29 and has already sold-out opening day. e thrilling drama centered around a murder, once used as the basis of the Alfred Hitchcock film "Rope," will play every weekend until Feb. 14." Tickets are $16 per person, and $14 with senior (55+) and military discount are available for purchase on the theater's website, or by calling 910-678-7186. "'Rope' is basically the opposite of 'who done it?' because you already know who's done the murder and now it's all about are they going to get away with it," Matt Gore, director of the play, said. "It's darkly humorous where these two guys kill this 19-year-old young man, stuff him in a chest and decide to have a dinner party around his corpse." It's mostly just a study in tension, and the building of tension and suspense, said Lawrence Carlisle, artistic director at the Gilbert eater. Beyond picking the play for the season, Carlisle will be acting in the play in the role of an ac- quaintance of the two murderers who invite him to the dinner party to flaunt the crime. My character slowly starts to have some suspi- cions, he said. Carlisle said he had not acted in a production for a while and thought it would be exciting to audition and act again. "I just like the experience of it and having fun with the other performers and learning things from the director to use when I direct things," he said. Carlisle picked "Rope" written by Patrick Ham- ilton, to include in this year's season because he liked the story, a thriller, and he didn't think those are seen often enough in theaters. "It's been a little bit of a challenge, you know, I still have to deal with the day-to-day and mak- ing sure that things are running smoothly on an administrative level while also learning a whole bunch of lines, worrying about costumes, stuff I usually don't have to worry about," he said. "Rope" is loosely based on the "Leopold and Loeb" murder in the 1920s. Guests can look for- ward to a night of suspense and thrill. "e practices have been super smooth, I like working here and they have some very dedicated people working here behind the scenes, in the offices," Gore said. ings are going fairly well, all things consid- ered, Carlisle said. e production will be about two hours long with a ten-minute intermission. eater staff will conduct temperature checks at the door and offer socially distant seating with only up to 25 people per show. Masks will be re- quired, and the staff will be sanitizing everything between each show. "I hope people want to come see it, I know things are bad right now in the world, but what I have been trying to do since the start of this pandemic is hopefully have a place where people can come and forget about that even if they do have to wear their masks and socially distance, and not speak to the actors afterwards but some sacrifices have to be made," Carlisle said. For more information about the theater, pro- duction and tickets, visit https://www.gilbertthe- ater.com Crown Complex announces rescheduled concerts a STAFF REPORT e Cody Jinks Tour, scheduled for Saturday, January 30, 2021, has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2021. Cody Jinks' never-ending road trip of tour dates will continue at the Crown eatre in Fayetteville on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Fans can expect to hear plenty of new material from the two new al- bums he recently released. Both Albums (e Wanting & After e Fire) went #1, respectfully, on the Billboard Country Album Sales Chart this past October. Jinks managed to pull this off without any label support and by releasing both albums on his own label, Late August Records. All previously purchased tickets will be honored on August 21, 2021 for the rescheduled performance at the Crown eatre. Tickets are still on sale and available online at CapeFearTix.com. For more information regarding ticket refunds, please call the Crown Complex Box Office at 910-438-4146. e Casting Crowns Only Jesus Tour with Matthew West scheduled to perform on Saturday, April 10, 2021, has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 9, 2021. "With ongoing restrictions in most venues across the country, the uncertainty of when live events will even be allowed again in those venues, and the desire to keep everyone safe, we are faced with the hard decision of having to postpone the fall leg of our Only Jesus Tour with Matthew West to the spring of 2021." – Casting Crowns All tickets holders for the postponed show date, unless otherwise notified, are encouraged to retain their tickets as all tickets will be valid and honored for the new performance date at the Crown eatre. If you purchased tickets and are unable to attend the new date in the fall, refunds will be issued at the point of purchase through Saturday, February 6, 2021. For those who purchased tickets online or over the phone, please call the Crown Complex Box Office at 910-438-4146. For more information regarding ticket refunds, please call the Crown Com- plex Box Office at 910-438-4146.

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