It is the turbulent Freedom Summer of 1964. Olivia, the cook for the Whitehouse Café, has shocked her small southern town by marching up the courthouse steps demanding to register to vote. Because of this, she is attacked from all sides, even by those closest to her heart. Harlan, the owner of the café, who is like a son to Olivia, accuses her of listening to outside agitators and following along "like cows being led to slaughter."

This damnation incites Olivia to challenge Harlan's personal beliefs, and his allegiance to her, by sitting at the counter of the café where she has worked most of her life and requesting to be served. When Harlan asks her what she thinks she's doing, she says "I think they call it a sit-in!" Blessed Assurance is directed by Dr. Wrenn Goodrum.

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Join Old Courthouse Theatre & Cabo Winery for a spooky good time! Watch three 10-Minute Plays with a Halloween theme and enjoy hors d'oeuvres.

Wine, Beer, Soda & Wine Slushies will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $20. Seating is limited to 30 patrons.

OCT & Cabo Winery will follow mask mandates in place by Governor Cooper. At this time, masks are recommended.

Refunds will only be given if the event has to be canceled due to government mandates.

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About Us

​Old Courthouse Theatre was founded in 1976 and originally performed in the historic Cabarrus County Courthouse in downtown Concord. We are the area's only all volunteer community theatre, and we are always in need of more help. Please contact us to let us know if you can volunteer.

Each season consists of 4 plays, that typically run over the course of 2 weekends. We are located in the heart of Concord's historic districts and downtown's restaurants and shops. We encourage our patrons to head downtown for a meal before a show or drinks after.

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Matthew Smith, President
Cheryl Opel, Vice President
Jennifer Riordan, Treasurer
John Farrell
Anna Gross
Kim Jacobs
Lesi Jonap
Brian Rassler
Andy Roberts
Anne Wilson