“Driving Miss Daisy” Feb 16 – Mar 3, 2007

DMD07_LGSet in the Druid Hills section of Atlanta, this play spans 25 years of the life of a retired school teacher. Daisy Wertham is a rich, crusty and sharp-tongued widow who has just been informed by her businessman son, Bollie, that she must rely on the services of a chauffer after demolishing another car. The job goes to an unemployed black man, Hoke, who is as unimpressed with Daisy’s tone, regarding it as her latent prejudice. But in a series of revealing scenes, the two grow ever closer becoming dependent on each other. This play ran on Broadway for three years and won The Pulizer Prize for Theatre in 1988. In 1989 Driving Miss Daisy received four Academy Awards including Best Picture when it was made into a film.