Some Sugar with your Sugar?

combo 2You don’t want to miss out Town’s own (and first ever!) food truck round up on Fri. and Sat., March 6 & 7. Pulling up in our lot before curtain will be Poultry in Motion and The Donut Guy.

For your main course, try freshly prepared fried or grilled chicken (Poultry in Motion’s specialty)! Or, you can always opt for one of their other items — wings, hand cut/breaded tenders, pulled chicken sandwiches, queso chicken fries and nachos. Hey — if you are watching the scale (though we think this should be an exception!) you can grab a salad. Drinks will be available and menu prices range from $5 to $7.

And for desert… The Donut Guy features SUGAR (how appropriate) in the form of mini-donuts. Grab yourself a small portion (13-14 donuts) for $4 or go for the gold and get a large portion for $7. But these are just not any donuts — these babies can be topped with some delicious and decadent temptations.

Both of these food trucks are members of the Palmetto Puddin’ Train, working out of the 302 Artisans space on Senate Street. Special thanks to Louis Smith for coordinating this event.

Details in a nutshell:

Who: Poultry in Motion & The Donut Guy – need we say more?

What: Dinner Theatre (Really? At the theatre? Oh, yes!)

When: Fri. March 6 and Sat., March 7 from 6 to 8 pm

Where: Town Theatre @ 1012 Sumter

Why: Why not?

Make your reservations for the show for March 6 or 7 and join us for some food and fun! Call 799-2510! Box office currently open to all members and to the general public on Monday, March 2 @ 12 noon!

Meet Chadwick Pressley

We sat down this week to interview actor Chadwick Pressley (Hoke Colburn in Driving Miss Daisy) to get a better look at his personal experiences backstage and onstage. Many people know the story line of Driving Miss Daisy from the movie – an African American chauffeur is hired to help Daisy Werthan, a 73-year old white Jewish widow in a time when there is an abundance of racial barriers and prejudices. The stage production of this story allows the audience to focus on the trials that Daisy and Hoke face through their nontraditional friendship. Let’s see what Chadwick had to say!

Q: What is your theatrical background?                                                            

A: I’ve done several shows – Be a Lion – a brand new production out of Charlotte, NC and Five Guys Named Moe at Workshop Theatre to name a few. I really enjoyed playing the lion in Be A Lion because it gave me a chance to play an animal, act, sing and dance.

Q: In Driving Miss Daisy you play a character that faces many challenges. Do you find that the challenges he faces ring true in your real world?                                                                                                                  

A: No, not my world but I’ve heard about racial barriers from my grandparents, so I can relate to the story through their eyes. They told me that you have to get an education in order to make it in this world. They also imparted that you need to do your best in everything that you do.

Q: What is your favorite line or moment from the show?                    

A: When Hoke says to Mr. Werthan, “”Keep them ashes off my upholstery.”

Q: Have there been any great learning experiences?                            

A: I have learned so much about stage acting, projecting and secrets to learning lines. Take your script with you everywhere you go and constantly have your friends and family going over lines with you. Write your parts down and that will help set it to memory

Q: What have been your greatest challenges through this process?

A: Working with such a small cast and having to learn a lot of script, with a broken English dialect/southern drawl. The broken English was the dialect of most African Americans during that time and they had no formal education. With Hoke being an illiterate man, he spoke in a way that reflects a more carefree and no-nonsense type of language.