By Andrew Gans
10 Jan 2013
Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning work will begin performances at the Florida venue Feb. 6 and continue through March 17.
Rounding out the three-person cast is Michael Edward Hodge, a New York actor who plays Daisy’s son, Boolie Werthan.
Driving Miss Daisy was first staged at New York’s Playwright Horizons and ran for nearly 1,200 Off-Broadway performances. The play, according to press notes, "traces the relationship between an elderly Southern Jewish widow (Learned) and her African-American driver (Nichols). Set primarily in 1950’s and 1960’s, the show blends the civil rights themes of the era with what is sometimes described as a bit of a love story."
Executive director Todd Booth said in a statement, “This is a moving, touching, warm show that really recognizes the times and the places of the era in our nation’s history. Michael and Lance are so wonderful together. The audience will be treated to a fantastic acting experience, a great performance and a touching story."
For tickets call (904) 641-1212 or visit www.alhambrajax.com.