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 plays.
Friday and Saturday Performances at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7)
Sunday Matinee Performances at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1)
All performances will be in our downstairs Banquet Hall. General Admission - no reserved seating for this show.
Early access to ticket sales for Monticello Opera House Members and for 2019-2020 Season Ticket Holders begins Friday, September 20.
Ticket sales for the general public begin on Friday, September 27.