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Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, according to Australia's Courier Mail, will play Brisbane's Playhouse Theatre at Queensland Performing Arts Center beginning Feb. 5, 2013.
Opening night is Feb. 9, 2013, according to a July 31 press statement.
John Frost will produce. Frost told the Australian news service, "I wanted to do something up in Brisbane and make it really special. When this opportunity came along, it was a natural fit."
Jones starred opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the recent Broadway production of Daisy. Directed by David Esbjornson, Driving Miss Daisy opened on Broadway at the Golden Oct. 25, 2010, where it continued through April 9, 2011.
The play concerns Daisy Werthan, "a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, [who] is deemed too old to drive, [and] 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."
For ticket information visit qpac.com.au.