Driving Miss Daisy: Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama
Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, and the basis for the hit 1989 film, Driving Miss Daisy
is a Set in 1948, the play centers on Daisy Werthan, a 72-year-old Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta. After a driving mishap in which her automobile is demolished, Miss Daisy's son hires Hoke Colburn to be his mother's driver. Initially resistant, Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke, and an improbable friendship begins to grow. Ultimately a sweet tale of friendship and devotion, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South at the time. Johnny Lee Davenport (Master Harold...and the boys
) joins forces with Academy Award nominee Lindsay Crouse and Elliot Norton Award winner Robert Pemberton for Gloucester Stage Company's new production of this iconic and enduring drama.
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The last date listed for Driving Miss Daisy was Thursday September 19, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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We thoroughly enjoyed every minute. It was a professional show on all counts and worth the trip out to Gloucester. We look forward to next year's season!
About the Ticket Supplier: Gloucester Stage Company
The Gloucester Stage Company was co-founded in 1979 by Geoff Richon, Denny Blodgett, and award-winning playwright Israel Horovitz as a "safe harbor for playwrights and new plays". During its first twenty seasons, under Horovitz's artistic direction, the GSC successfully realized its mission with production of more than 35 world premieres, 15 American premieres, and 25 New England premieres. Plays developed at the GSC have gone on to critical and popular acclaim on Broadway, off-Broadway, across the United States, and around the world. The GSC has received many honors, including numerous Best of Boston awards by Boston drama critics for outstanding and popular work, and, most notably, a New England Theatre Conference Award. Mr Horovitz was honored with Boston's prestigious Elliot Norton Prize for his work with the GSC.