Coal Creek Theater Of Louisville Presents BLESSED ASSURANCE At The Louisville Center For The Arts
Coal Creek Theater of Louisville presents "Blessed Assurance" February 22 through March 9 at the Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. Industry/Discount Night on Monday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m.-all tickets $12.00. Opening Weekend Special: All tickets $15; Remaining weekend prices: Adults $20, Seniors and Students with ID $17. Group discounts available. Call for more information. Tickets at: www.cctlouisville.org or call 303-665-0955
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. "Blessed Assurance" shows Olivia, and the people close to her, how her choice to stand up for her rights forces them all to confront the hatred, ignorance, and injustice of the town. It is a story about values, the politics of the old south, friendship, and ultimately about faith and Blessed Assurance.
The cast includes OD Duhu (Olivia), Byron Thompson (Lewis), Jim Whiteman (Harlan), Jesse Waddell (Slick), Annie Howell (Sally) and Larry Bangs (Radio Voice).
Director Kirsten Jorgensen Smith comments, "Blessed Assurance" is a rare gem that often gets overlooked. Maybe it is because the title makes it sound like a religious piece. The main character is religious, but the focus of the play is on equal rights and how towns dealt with it in the 1960's. It is a reminder of how things were, how far society has grown, and that we may just end up going backwards. Laddy Sartin, captures a day, honestly humanizes each person, and brings out the best and worst in everyone. I treasure this show and feel privileged to be able to bring this tale to Colorado for the first time."