Murder and erotic behavior are well in tact for Queen City Theatre Company's latest theater production, Rope. The play, directed by Glenn T. Griffin, is based off of the written work by Patrick Hamilton that was brought to the big screen by Alfred Hitchcock in 1948 and has since been revived in London. In an effort to prove their superior intelligence, two males (in an obvious homosexual relationship) kill their classmate. After putting the body in a large wooden chest — used as a buffet for food — they have a dinner party with members of the victim's family and friends in attendance. Sounds appetizing, right? Bon appetit! Contains adult content and is recommended for ages 18 years old and up. $16-$28. Aug. 19-21, 8 p.m.; Aug. 25-28, 8 p.m.; Aug. 29, 3 p.m.; Sept. 1-4, 8 p.m. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.