A Cover Story: Driving Miss Daisy at the Golden Theatre

PlayBlog   A Cover Story: Driving Miss Daisy at the Golden Theatre
Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones return to the stage in Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy, beginning at the John Golden Theatre Oct. 7.

From its Off-Broadway production in 1987 to the success of the Oscar-winning film version (four Academy Awards, including Best Picture), the work, according to press notes, "is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture's most enduring characters. When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them."

David Esbjornson directs a cast that also features Boyd Gaines.


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