The North Charleston Cultural Arts Department is set to host a special dinner theatre performance in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, February 22, entitled Frederick Douglass… No Turning Back. Presented by Actor’s Theatre of South Carolina, the one-act play directed by Chris Weatherhead and starring Kyle Taylor and Clarence Felderis full of bravery, hope and song. Dinner for the evening, catered by Centerplate, will be served buffet style and includes ricotta, mushroom and spinach stuffed chicken breast with tomato coulis, garden salad, orzo and rice pilaf, brussels sprout medley, dinner rolls and caramel fudge pecan cake. Tickets are on sale through Monday, February 19.
Frederick Douglass… No Turning Back takes place in 1872 in an anti-slavery church in Ohio pastored by Reverend Brewster (Felder), who invites Douglass (Taylor) to address his congregation. Douglass recounts his wild journey of being enslaved to becoming one of the greatest orators, educators, and reformers in American history. This play originally premiered at Piccolo Spoleto to great acclaim and is now on tour.
Taylor has appeared in theatre productions in New York City and Los Angeles. His local credits include Dr. Martin Luther King in The Mountain Top for Pure Theatre, Crown in Porgy and Bess at Dock Street Theatre and Crooks in Of Mice and Men at Threshold Repertory Theatre.
Theatre, film and television veterans Felder and Chris Weatherford founded Actor’s Theatre of South Carolina in 1995 with a mission to produce new works in theatre and film by South Carolinians. Actor’s Theatre is one of only a few professional theatres in South Carolina to have a film division. They provide professional training to individuals in the entertainment industry and have received recognition throughout the state including grants from the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the South Carolina Arts Commission, the South Carolina Humanities Council and others.
Frederick Douglass… No Turning Back will be presented at Montague Terrace at the North Charleston Coliseum located at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. Doors open at 7pm for dinner. Tickets are $40 per person. Group discounts are offered for parties of four or more. Ticket price includes dinner, performance and gratuity. Parking is free. A cash bar will be available.
To purchase tickets order online or call Pam Smith at (843) 740-5847 by Monday, February 19.