Driving Miss Daisy
Directed by E. Marie Sissle
October 18 - 27, 2019
Tickets on sale September 27th, 2019
Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play.
Uhry’s classic play is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture’s most enduring characters. When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in mid-century Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, 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. Their iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions worldwide.
From its landmark Off-Broadway production in 1987 to the remarkable success of the Oscar-winning film version with Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman (four Academy Awards, including Best Picture), Driving Miss Daisy has become one of the most beloved American stories of the late twentieth century.
"The play is sweet without being mawkish, ameliorative, without being sanctimonious." —NY Times. "…a perfectly poised and shaped miniature on the odd-couple theme." —NY Post.
"Playwrights Horizons has a winner in this one…gives off a warm glow of humane affirmation." —Variety.
"DRIVING MISS DAISY is a total delight." —NY Daily News.
- October 18th, 2019 - 8:00pm
- October 19th, 2019 - 8:00pm
- October 20th, 2019 - 2:00pm
- October 25th, 2019 - 8:00pm
- October 26th, 2019 - 8:00pm
- October 27th, 2019 - 2:00pm
FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHT SHOWS: Bar open to the general public at 5:00 pm, Show starts at 8:00 pm
SUNDAY MATINEES: Bar open at 1:00 pm, Show starts at 2:00 pm.