Old Courthouse Theatre's 9th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival will be September 17-19, 2021 at OCT.  This year's theme is INTO THE WOODS.  

Come and enjoy seven 10-Minute plays written by regional playwrights.  This is OCT's annual fundraiser.  

This show is not part of the regular season ticket package.  If you are new to Cabarrus County or community theatre, this is a great way to be introduced to some of our local talent and enjoy a fun night of community theatre. 

Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, all patrons are required to wear masks indoors, except when consuming food or beverages. Temperature checks will also be taken at the door upon entry.

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Blessed Assurance

by Laddy Sartin

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!”

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The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of A Christmas Carol”

Written by: David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin, Jr.

Loosely based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and a real Farndale first rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.

Farndale ladies are renowned across the globe for their famously incompetent performances. Their bumbling charm is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit with the hilarious Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of A Christmas Carol. This heartwarming and engagingly goofy comedy portrays the attempts of four ladies of the society and one slightly reluctant man to get through a production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol that is disaster-prone in the lovable way of small theater productions. From broken-down transportation to collapsing scenery, line mixups to infighting, the ladies soldier through the mishaps like the troopers they are, having a jolly good time along the way and bringing the audience right along with them.

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Nana has taken a gamble and moved to Las Vegas, where she and her sidekick Vera are working as seamstresses for a show... What could possibly go wrong? Everything! If you liked Nana’s Naughty Knickers, you’ll love Nana Does Vegas!

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Ticket Pricing:
Adult: $20
Student: $18
Senior: $18
Child: $15

Group Discount: $17 for 10 or more

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