Two Roads Cafe to serve dinners at Pioneer Playhouse

April 11, 2004

A lineup of five crowd-pleasing plays will be performed at Pioneer Playhouse for the 2004 summer season, which starts June 12, but that is not all that is new this year.

Patrons to the state's oldest outdoor dinner theater this year will experience the biggest change at the Playhouse in several years. It could be classified as "an experiment in fine dining."

In the same adventurous spirit that has kept Pioneer Playhouse in the forefront of providing quality entertainment to the Bluegrass area for the past 54 years, an agreement has been made with Two Roads Cafe of Danville to provide gourmet dining to theater-goers during the 2004 Season.

Jerry Houck of Two Roads Cafe has prepared a different menu selection for each night in order to offer variety for all tastes. However, to hold with Playhouse tradition, Col. Eben's timeless selection of barbecued chicken will remain as the Friday night menu selection.


The menus include:

Tuesday: Stuffed breast of chicken with au gratin potatoes and steamed fresh vegetables.

Wednesday: Barbecued pork ribs with mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.

Thursday: Beef kabobs with warm potato salad and fresh vegetables.

Friday: Playhouse Tradition - Col. Eben's barbecued chicken, corn pudding and classic green beans.

Saturday: Pork loin, mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.

All dinners will include salad and bread, and iced tea, coffee or fresh lemonade.

Homemade desserts will be offered in the concession stand, and vegetarian meals will be available if indicated at time of reservation.

Reservations will be required for dinner, and the cut-off for dinner reservations has been set at noon on the day of the show. Dinner and theater reservations will still be made by calling (859) 236-2747.

The plays are performed 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The box office opens at 6:45 p.m. and dinner is served promptly at 7:30 p.m. Folk music in the open courtyard will be provided as live entertainment during dinner.

All plays are held in the outdoor amphitheater unless inclement weather forces the production to move indoors. Tickets for both dinner and theater are $25; tickets for show only are $13.

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