“Liberty Mountain,” a new drama by Robert Inman, will run Oct. 4-5 and 10-12 at Joy Performance Center, 202 S. Railroad Ave. in Kings Mountain. The drama, based on the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780, will celebrate the 234th anniversary of the conflict. The show will then be presented on weekends in June and July, starting in 2015.
Inman, who’ll appear at an invitation-only gala Friday, has written five novels, six screenplays for television and eight stage plays. “Liberty Mountain,” his most recent play, has a cast of 68 and re-creates events that helped turn events of the war in favor of the rebels.
Tickets cost $15 ($13 for groups of 10 or more). Details: 704-730-9408 or facebook.com/LibertyMountainDrama.
‘Moving Mountains’ movie
“Moving Mountains” gets a screening Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at AmStar 14, 206 Norman Station Blvd. in Mooresville. The film, written by Penny Loeb and directed by Jeanie Clark, is based on the true story of Mooresville native Trish Bragg.
Bragg moved to Mingo County in West Virginia, where she and her friends struggled to obtain safe drinking water after a deep coal mine destroyed their wells. Bragg led the battle against coal interests and obstructive government officials for a decade.
Veteran actress Theresa Russell plays Bragg; Mooresville High School graduate Austin Jetton and young actress Rachel St. Gelais of Matthews co-star. Details: tugg.com. Tickets will also be available at AmStar 14 the night of the screening.
Chuckleheads turn 7
The Charlotte-based improvisational troupe The Chuckleheads will celebrate its seventh birthday with “Happy Birthday to Us Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads: We’re Itchy on Saturday,” Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. at Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Road.
Highlights, according to founder Scott Pacitti, include “a surprise performance by 2014 multi-Grammy Award-winning superstars, the breaking of a Guinness Book of World Records record, a performance from the Chuckleheads’ interpretative dance crew, a reunion of former members of the Pink Turtle Sketchprov Experience, more than 40 raffle prizes donated by local entertainment and sports organizations and heavy-duty audience participation.”
‘Like Rats in a Trap’ online
“Like Rats in a Trap,” a 13-minute drama written by G.S. Koch and directed by Koch and Scott Lazes, had its theatrical premiere this summer and is now available at vimeo.com. It’s about a flood where eight people died at the Barringer Gold Mine in 1904 and was shot at Reed Gold Mine in Midland.
The title comes from a 1904 Charlotte Observer headline, written after water rushed into the mine. It read: “MEN DIED LIKE RATS IN TRAP.”