Jan. 27, 2014 -- The Old Courthouse Theatre is the only community theater in Cabarrus County and has a great story of perseverance. The name comes from the theater’s first home in the Historic Courthouse on Union Street. In 1976, a group of preservationists established a small community playhouse in the upstairs courtroom space in an effort to save the historic building from the wrecking ball. In 1984, the Old Courthouse Theatre moved to its current home on Spring Street and is now in its 38th season. Each season consists of five main-stage productions, two youth productions and a monthly reader’s theater presentation. They also offer many different workshops, summer camps and other educational opportunities to the community throughout the year.
Local actors have been hard at work preparing for the production of Summer and Smoke which opens Thursday, Feb 6. Summer and Smoke is considered one of Tennessee William's most highly regarded works. The play is set in Glorious Hill, Mississippi, around the turn of the century. The story centers on Alma Winemiller, a high-strung, unmarried minister's daughter, and the romance that blossoms between her and the wild, undisciplined young doctor who grew up next door. Each is attracted to the other but can they overcome their divergent attitudes toward life to find love and happiness together?
Tickets for Summer and Smoke are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID and $10 for children 12 and younger. Performances begin on Thursday, Feb. 6, and continue through Feb. 23. Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the box office.
For more information about Summer and Smoke at the Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street Northwest in Concord, call 704-788-2405 or visit www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
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- Concord Opry Jam, Concord Senior Center, Jan. 29
- Art Walk, Downtown Concord, Jan. 31
- Short Film Roundup, Davis Theatre, Jan. 31
- Cooking with Uncommon Fruits and Vegetables, Health Alliance Kitchen, Feb. 1
- Family Connection Day, Kannapolis Library, Feb. 1
- Wetland Waterfowl, North Cabarrus Park, Feb. 1
- February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four, Kannapolis Library, Feb. 1
- Romantic Valentines Cooking Class, Concord Library, Feb. 3
- Meet the Library, Harrisburg Library, Feb. 3
- Intro to Twitter, Concord Library, Feb. 5
- Living Healthy with Diabetes, Kannapolis YMCA, Feb. 5-Mar. 12
- Geektastic Duct Tape Flowers, Kannapolis Library, Feb. 6
- Valentines Venture Hike, Frank Liske Park, Feb. 6
- Become a Literacy Tutor, Concord Library, Feb. 8
- Sophisticats Hearts a Fire Cat Show, Cabarrus Arena, Feb. 8-9
- Thai Chi for Arthritis, Mt. Pleasant Senior Center, Feb. 10-Mar. 17
- Valentine’s Day Breakfast, Mt. Pleasant Senior Center, Feb. 14
- Cook Smart Eat Smart Cooking School, Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension, Feb. 6-27
- Jewelry Making Class, Mt. Pleasant Senior Center, Feb. 10-Mar. 1
- Master Gardening Course, Cabarrus County Cooperative Extension, Feb. 13-May 1