When a down-at-the-heel killer sets his sights on a noble inheritance, the result is an unforgettable tale of murder most musical. Come see the Tony Award-winning A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, which finishes its run in the Jeffers Theatre at HCT this weekend, September 14th-16th.
Returning to the Hickory Community Theatre stage as effortlessly charming murderer Monty Navarro, is Kay Award winner Justin Wilson.
Wilson, a Lincolnton native, has lived in Hickory for the past five years while studying Theatre at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and currently works as a waiter at Olde Hickory Station. He made his HCT debut as Robin in SOMETHING ROTTEN, for which he received a Kay Award for Outstanding Male Character Performer. He went on to appear as an Ensemble member in THE PIRATE QUEEN, as Gangster #2 in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, and as Trevor in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. Other area credits include LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Little Theatre of Gastonia, and NEXT TO NORMAL at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
"I have been listening to [the show] for years, and have dreamed of getting to play Monty," says Wilson, who now gets to cross the character off his actor's wish list. And, he continues to be grateful for the opportunities, challenges and inspiration he finds performing at Hickory Community Theatre.
Performances of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 14th-16th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for youth and students.
Tickets are available online at hickorytheatre.org, or by phone at 828-328-2283. The theatre box office is open from 12-5 PM Wednesday through Friday, or one half-hour before a performance.
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is rated PG. Some material may not be suitable for children.
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is produced in association with Ken Wilkinson and Hickory Allergy, Asthma & Sinus. The Hickory Community Theatre’s 75th season is sponsored by Paramount Automotive, SunBelt Xpress and Green Park Dentistry. HCT is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.
(Photo by Eric Seale)