Author Cormac McCarthy is an expert at penning thought-provoking themes to paper. Though, he's better known for his novels No Country For Old Men, All the Pretty Horses, The Road, Blood Meridian, among others McCarthy has also dabbled in play writing. This resulted in The Sunset Ltd., which 3M Productions is bringing to the stage Duke Energy Theatre. The play revolves around two characters the suicidal "White" and the redeemed ex-convict "Black" who debate the meaning of life and the existence of God. Tickets are $22.50. Show dates/times are as followed: Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 6-7, 8 p.m.; Aug. 8, 3 p.m. Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St. For tickets, call 704-372-1000 or visit www.blumenthalcenter.org.