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Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Play


Writer:
  • southern
  • jewish
  • african-american
  • aging
  • pulitzer prize
  • outer critics circle award
  • race
  • class
  • friendship


Overview


Synopsis

Set in mid-century Atlanta, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about being forced to rely on a black man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deep-rooted affection. This Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece is a delicate depiction of racial tensions, the passage of time, and the experience of aging. Playwright Alfred Uhry creates two outsiders who come to a mutual respect grounded in each of their independence, strength, and stubborn integrity.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Book:
Category
Play
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1987
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Cast Size
small
Ideal For
small cast, community theatre, professional theatre, elderly cast
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes mature adult, elderly, adult characters
Tags:
  • southern
  • jewish
  • african-american
  • aging
  • pulitzer prize
  • outer critics circle award
  • race
  • class
  • friendship

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