Old Courthouse Theatre's 12th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival will be June 14-16, 2024.  This year's theme is UNDERNEATH.

This year's festival will be performed in Old Courthouse Theatre’s Black Box.
*Please note, the Blackbox Theatre is only accessible by stairs.*
Black Box Theatre: 47 Spring Street NW, Concord, NC 28025

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.

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SPECIAL EVENT

Jacob Eder: A Tribute to Elvis "A Night with Elvis"

Join Jacob Eder as he returns to the main stage at Old Courthouse Theatre and performs his tribute to Elvis as an award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist and his original country music and covers.

It's a night sure not to miss.

Tickets are $20.00. Available online or at the door. Seating in General Admission.

Concessions will be available for purchase as well to benefit Old Courthouse Theatre.

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Steel Magnolias 

by Robert Harling

August 8-18, 2024

Synopsis: Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M’Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life’s challenges: the loss of one’s only child. As the women of Chinquapin makes their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another. “You have no idea how wonderful you are,” M’Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, “Of course we do.”

Rated:PG-13

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Arsenic and Old Lace

by Joseph Kesselring

October 10-20, 2024

Synopsis: Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Mortimer always knew that his family had a bit of a mad gene -- his brother believes himself to be Teddy Roosevelt and his great-grandfather used to scalp Indians for pleasure -- but his world is turned upside down when he realizes that his dear aunts have been poisoning lonely old men for years! When Mortimer’s maniacal brother, Jonathan. (who strangely now resembles Boris Karloff) returns on the night that the aunts were planning to bury the newest victim, Mortimer must rally to help his aunts and protect his fiancé -- all while trying to keep his own sanity. as well. An uproarious farce on plays involving murder, Arsenic and Old Lace has become a favorite amongst regional theatres throughout America.

Rated: PG

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Miracle on 34th Street The Musical  

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Willson

Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture of the same name, with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton 

December 5-15, 2024

Synopsis: A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theatre classic, The Music Man!, and based on the movie of the same name, Miracle on 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Willson.

Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn't want her six-year-old Susan's head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy's, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed, but when it turns out that Macy's Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts.

Rated: G

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, Jess Winfield

Feb. 13-23, 2025

Synopsis: How on earth can three actors do the impossible: act through Shakespeare’s entire canon --37 plays-- in 97 minutes? By summarizing the canon through football games, rap songs, and outrageously condensed, comedy mash-up titles (like "Four Weddings and a Transvestite") of course! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) hilariously summarizes all of Shakespeare’s plays, using reduced re-enactments and audience participation. It is famous for holding the (self-proclaimed) record for the shortest production of Hamlet at 43 seconds (as well as the fastest performance of Hamlet....backwards (42 seconds!). An extremely popular play that ran in London for nine years and has enjoyed countless productions in various languages playing throughout the world, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) entertains and teaches audiences facts about Shakespeare, while ensuring them a rollicking good time. Revised Edition: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed throughout the world. 

Rated: PG-13

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Cabaret

Book by Joe Masteroff Based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb

May 1-11, 2025

Synopsis: In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920's draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee's bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin's natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. 

Rated: PG-13

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Ticket Pricing:
Adult: $23
Student: $21
Senior: $21
Child: $18

Group Discount: $20 for 10 or more

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