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Tickets available for 'God's Trombones' play

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Pictured above are members of the Mitchell Chapel FBH Church choir, joined by members of the St. Luke’s FBH Church choir. The groups will perform traditional gospel and spiritual music as a featured part of the play, “God’s Trombones-The Life and Poetry of James Weldon Johnson.”

RUTHERFORDTON — The box office is now open for the play, “God’s Trombones-The Life and Poetry of James Weldon Johnson,” and tickets are available at:, or by telephone at 800-595-4849.

Presented by Community Empowerment Project in partnership with Rutherford County Arts Council, the performances will be held at The Maple Street Theatre, 132 Maple Street in Rutherfordton on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7th and 8th. God’s Trombones is a one-man show celebrating the life and poetry of American writer James Weldon Johnson, starring Clayton Smith, and featuring three of the poetic folk sermons written by Johnson as a tribute to the African-American preaching tradition.

The Friday performance will be dinner theatre, with the meal beginning at 5:45 p.m. and the show, at 7 p.m.. The Saturday show is a matinee (show only) beginning at 3 p.m.