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At the Liberty: Where the Crawdads Sing


August 18, 2022

DAYTON—Where the Crawdads Sing, from the best-selling novel by Delia Owens, is a captivating mystery that tells the story of Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones), an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina.

For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men (played by Taylor John Sharp and Harris Dickinson) from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world. When one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.

Rotten Tomatoes critics generally did not like this movie. Their critics had 35% that thought the movies was favorable, but audiences disagreed, with 96% that gave it favorable reviews. The critics noted “Where the Crawdads Sing is ultimately unable to distill its source material into a tonally coherent drama.” The audience summary was “A particular treat for viewers who love the book, … (which) offers a faithfully told, well-acted story in a rich, beautifully filmed setting.” It is rated PG-13 for sexual content and some violence (including a sexual assault). Runtime is 2 hours 5 minutes.

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Special Live Event – Sundae + Mr. Goessl performance, Sunday, August 28 at 7 pm ($20/seat). This will be the fourth visit to the Liberty Theater for this award-winning husband-and-wife vintage jazz duo. They have taken several tours across the country with their delightful brand of entertainment, melding award-winning vintage jazz with comedy. Their show, “Fun & Fancy”, mixes banter, comedy, and crowd engagement with great music, multiple instruments and exciting arrangements. This talented and highly trained duet have been wowing audiences since 2014. With 1000’s of shows under their belt, this fantastic act has earned its fair share of well-deserved attention and awards (including 2 Golden Ears from Earshot Magazine!). No matter your age or musical taste, this duo will keep you smiling and entertained. Don’t miss this event! Reserved seats are available at the Liberty Theater website, or during Tues and Friday theater office hours (2-5 pm).


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