At the Artory
The Palmetto Area Cultural Arts Center (PACAC) at The Artory is hosting its third annual Christmas Dinner Theater Fundraiser on Thursday, December 15 beginning at 6:30 pm at The Artory. The event will feature Philip Cheney in a one-man show on The Artory stage. Cheney has been performing for audiences for over forty years.He is a featured performer for the SC Humanities Speakers Bureau.Cheney has performed a number of roles, usually taking on the personality of someone from the mid to late 19th century.
He will be performing as his ancestor, South Carolina’s Lt. Gen. Stephen Dill Lee of the US and Confederate armies. Mr. Cheney will also highlight Christmas stories and traditions from the 19th century.
He also is an authority on Appalachian folk tales, songs and ballads, He has worked as a public librarian in Florence and Anderson, and he currently serves as the Director of the Oconee County Public Library. He and his wife, Sue Robinson-Cheney, live in Anderson.
“The PACAC at The Artory is excited to offer Mr. Cheney this year, as his performance will continue our tradition of highlighting the sights, sounds, and issues of the days of our Town’s founding by West Allen Williams,” said spokesperson Thomas Addison.
Also providing dinner music for the audience will be Clint Davis. Davis is a 2015 graduate of Palmetto High School. He has performed a number of times on The Artory stage along with Mrs. Candace Henry Ramirez’s strings students.
He performed solo at The Artory’s West Allen Williams Heritage and Old Time Music Festival this year, and really impressed the crowd. Clint will offer 19th century fiddle music.Clint is currently a sophomore at North Greenville University.
Catered buffet for the Dinner Theater event will be provided by Mutt’s Barbecue of Easley.
Tickets are available at The Journal, ERS Radio Shack, and at Town Hall. Couples for $50, single tickets, $30 each, or table for 8 for $200. The public is encouraged to attend this entertaining local event.
“Support local art, music, and drama! It is the “social event of the year,” Addison said.
The Artory is the former National Guard Armory at 123 Gossett St. in Williamston.