Sandy Duncan Will Star in North Carolina Theatre's Driving Miss Daisy
18 Feb 2014
Stage and screen star Sandy Duncan will head the cast of the North Carolina Theatre production of Alfred Uhry's Driving Miss Daisy, which will play the Fletcher Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts May 2-11.
The award-winning drama will be directed by Eric Woodall, who said in a statement, "I am over the moon to be working with the amazing Sandy Duncan. How thrilling to have such an accomplished actress of stage, film and television join The North Carolina Theatre to play Daisy. And she is a native Southerner to boot! I can't wait to bring this adored character to life with one of America's most beloved actresses."
Driving Miss Daisy, written by Alfred Uhry in 1987, is a "story about the relationship between an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, 'Daisy Werthan,' and her black chauffeur, 'Hoke Colborn,'" according to press notes.
For tickets call (800) 745-3000 or visit www.NCTheatre.com.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.