Gilbert weekend events: Live theater, Grand Slam volleyball

Gilbert Regional Park sand volleyball courts
The sand volleyball courts at Gilbert Regional Park will be used for a series of tournaments this weekend. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The sand volleyball courts at Gilbert Regional Park will be used for a series of tournaments this weekend. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Here are a couple things Gilbert residents can do this weekend.

Nov. 20-21: 'The 39 Steps'


This Tony Award-winning show wraps up a seven-week run this weekend at the Hale Centre Theatre, which describes it as a Hitchcockian murder mystery combined with a spy novel mixed with Monty Python-style zaniness. It features four actors playing 150 characters. 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 20); 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 21). $22 (ages 5-17; only available by phone order), $38 (adult). Hale Centre Theatre, 50 W. Page Ave., Gilbert. 480-497-1181. www.haletheatrearizona.com

Nov. 20-22: Grand Slam sand volleyball tournaments

Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings will be present for the inaugural sand volleyball tournaments at Gilbert Regional Park; Walsh Jennings will also host clinics. The event is put on by The Sand Club and features five tournaments with divisions for players of all ages and abilities: Coed 2’s and Coed 4’s, 5:30-10 p.m. Nov. 20; Men’s King of the Beach, Girls 16U, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 21; Women’s Queen of the Beach, 3-8 p.m. Nov 21; 14’s, 16’s and 18’s, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Nov. 22. Kerri Walsh Jennings clinics: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 21; 8-10 a.m. Nov. 22. Free (admission). Gilbert Regional Park, 3005 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert. 480-560-5090. https://thesandclub.com
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.