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JUN 2019

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54 COBB LIFE | JUNE 2019 n H I G H L I G H T S n CL H DAVID GRAY May 28, 8 p.m. Coca-Cola Roxy 800 Battery Avenue Atlanta 30339 Cost: $50 - $160 Info: cocacolaroxy.com Twenty-one years since his first studio album, David Gray's tenth and latest, "Mutineers," finds the singer-songwriter steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. "I think if you're going forward with an open heart, good things will happen," says David. "You have to sort of tear up the past and let it go." David's past includes the phenomenal success of "White Ladder" (seven million copies sold), one of three UK albums ecting with the freedoms of an earlier dream, a rebuke and a salutation to all that's gone before. H WIESENTHAL, A PLAY ABOUT NAZI HUNTER SIMON WIESENTHAL May 29 - June 2 Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre 117 North Park Square Marietta 30060 Cost: $45 - $65 Info: wiesenthaltheshow.com "Wiesenthal" is the sensational Off-Broadway play capturing the extraordinary life of Holocaust survivor and Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. After the end of World War II, Simon Wiesenthal dedicated his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice, including aiding in the capture Adolph Eichmann, one of the chief orchestrators of the Holocaust. In this one-man theatrical achievement, actor and writer Tom Dugan gives an award-winning performance as he embodies this historic hero in his meticulous investigations and unwavering pursuit of justice. Wiesenthal presents a serious subject with nobility, intelligence and humor. The play allows audiences a rare opportunity to go beyond history books and achieve a better understanding of the complexities in the aftermath of the Holocaust. Since its debut, Wiesenthal won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, three Ovation Award nominations, nominations for the New York Drama Desk Award and Drama Critics' Circle Award and was featured on PBS' Theatre Close-Up. Wiesenthal is produced by Jay Kholos and directed by Jenny Sullivan. H A RAISIN IN THE SUN May 31 – June 9 Theatre in the Square 11 Whitlock Avenue Marietta 30064 Cost: $20 seniors and military, $25 adults, $30 VIP Info: theatreinthesquare.net/shows "A Raisin in the Sun" is a play about dreams; what it means to dream big, to lose faith in your dreams and to discover new dreams. It is also a story about family. We meet the Younger family the day before they are getting a $10,000 insurance check from the death of the father, Walter Younger. Tensions increase as each member of the family tries to get their own way, eventually threatening to break apart their foundation completely. The stakes continue to climb as questions about identity, class, value, race and love become forefront issues, and outsiders to the family make it impossible to forget the world that the Younger family cannot seem to escape. H GLOVER PARK CONCERT SERIES May 31, 8 p.m. Marietta Square North Park Square Marietta 30060 Cost: Free to attend, tables available for purchase Info: mariettaga.gov/concerts The Marietta community will again be "dancing in the street" during the Glover Park Concert Series. The series features local and regional acts on the last Friday night, April through September (August date is the fourth Friday). The concerts are free but if you are looking for a "front-row seat," a limited number of tables can be reserved for a fee. The May 31 concert will feature 7 Sharp 9 (rock & roll). Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up in the park. Personal tables and plastic ground coverings are not permitted in the park, however, they may be set up on the street after 5:30 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner (beer & wine is permitted) or dine in one of the many fine restaurants located on the Square. Join others and participate in the table decorating contest sponsored by Coldwell Banker-Marietta West Cobb branch. The contest is held prior to each concert with the winner taking home a basket full of great gifts including tickets to the Studio Movie Grill and goodies from Zaxby's. Registration is not required and it is free to participate. The winner will be announced prior to each concert. H DINNER AND A SHOW ON MARIETTA SQUARE – THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY June 1 - 9 The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre 21 West Park Square Marietta 30060 Cost: $42 Info: thevineyardcafe.com In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate (and an impromptu happy hour) and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years. So raise your glasses to these women and their fierce embrace of life and say "Cheers!" to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy. The menu for the dinner will include: apple slaw and rolls, roasted chicken with dressing and gravy, Penny's five cheese mac and cheese, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole and something yummy for dessert. H LANY June 2, 8 p.m. Coca-Cola Roxy 800 Battery Ave. Atlanta 30339 Cost: $35 - $68 Info: cocacolaroxy.com When the LA-based trio LANY first came together ,their only aim was to work on a couple of tracks together, demo them and have some fun in the process. Living on the West Coast, singer Paul was putting together a scratch band and played a handful of shows but knew something had to give. Which is where Les and Jake enter the picture. Paul conceived the idea of enlisting his friends' help on that brief trip to visit college friends. What none of them knew was that the step they were about to take would turn out to be so significant. In the

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