Mar 3, 2019
In honor of Black History Month, Coal Creek Theater of Louisville opens its 30th Season in Louisville with the civil rights play, Blessed Assurance by Laddy Sartin, directed by Kirsten Jorgensen Smith. This will be the first production of the play in Colorado..
The play tells about the day in the turbulent ‘Freedom Summer of 1964’ when Olivia, the cook for the Whitehouse café, shocked her small southern town by marching up the courthouse steps demanding to register to vote. Attacked from all sides, even by those closest to her heart, Olivia chose to stand up for her rights, forcing her community 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." It leads the audience to appreciate how much has changed and to recognize how far we still have to go.
The cast includes OD Duhu (Olivia), Byron Thompson (Lewis), Jim Whiteman (Harlan), Jesse Waddell (Slick), Annie Howell (Sally), and Larry Bangs (Radio Voice).