Rosemary Prinz, who headlined the national tour of Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy a decade ago, returns to the role of the fussy Jewish Southerner who finds common ground with her black chauffeur, in Pittsburgh Public Theater's Nov. 7-Dec. 8 revival of the play.
Tony Award nominee Roger Robinson (Hedley in Broadway's Seven Guitars) plays Hoke in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, with Jay Patterson (Broadway's K2) as Daisy's son, Boolie. Pamela Berlin directs.
Performances play the O'Reilly stage. Opening is Nov. 15. Prinz is known to soap opera fans as Penny Hughes on TV's "As the World Turns."
The 1988 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama is set in Atlanta, 1948 to 1973, showing an unexpected friendship growing amid political and social tensions of the time.
The design team includes Michael Schweikardt (scenic), Amela Baksic (costume), Rui Rita (lighting) and Zach Moore (sound). Tickets for Driving Miss Daisy range $22-46. O'Reilly Theater is at 621 Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. For more information, call (412) 316-1600 or visit www.ppt.org.
— By Kenneth Jones