Toast of the Town....Growing up in Charleston, I attended a few events at the Dock Street Theatre in the 1950s.
It just re-opened after a massive renovation that took several years and millions of dollars.
The "new look" was given a toast a few nights ago at the end of Noel Coward's play Present Laughter.
I think I startled the man sitting next to me in the 10th row when I eased out my camera and took a picture.
He obviously doesn't know me very well.
My little digital camera is usually with me everywhere I go.
Even after all these years, I remembered the theatre's hard wooden seats were uncomfortable. You'd get a pain in your back.
Part of the expensive re-do was to put pads and cushions in the chairs.
The bad news is it only helps up to the intermission for a 2.5 hour show.
Toward the end, I looked around and saw familiar squirming and shifting around in the seats that I recalled from before.
The play was great ...but it felt good to stand and stretch as we made our way out.
[Click TWICE on the pictures to see more detail. I don't use flash indoors.]