The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice.
But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other.
Possum Point Players presents
Driving Miss Daisy
written by Alfred Uhry
directed by Becky Craft
Fridays MAR 31 and APR 7 at 7:30p 2017
Saturdays APR 1 and APR 8 at 7:30p 2017
Sundays APR 2 and APR 9 at 2:00p 2017
Tickets - $18 Adults; $17 Students/Seniors
Possum Hall / 441 Old Laurel Rd / Georgetown, DE
Miss Daisy Werthan... Stephanie Allman
Hoke... Claudius Bowden, Jr.
Boolie Werthan... Steve Givens
Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. A long-run Off-Broadway success and an Academy Award-winning film.
"The play is sweet without being mawkish, ameliorative, without being sanctimonious." NY Times
"a perfectly poised and shaped miniature on the odd-couple theme." NY Post.
"Playwrights Horizons has a winner in this one gives off a warm glow of humane affirmation." Variety
"DRIVING MISS DAISY is a total delight." NY Daily News