DRIVING MISS DAISY
By Alfred Uhry
Featuring & Directed by Walter Bobbie
A One-Night-Only Benefit Reading Reuniting MORGAN FREEMAN and DANA IVEY in Their Iconic Roles
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and five-time Tony nominee Dana Ivey return to the indelible roles they created in DRIVING MISS DAISY. Opened Off-Broadway in 1987, Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play set both actors on their paths toward stardom and led to the celebrated film adaptation, for which Freeman won a Golden Globe Award. Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie will direct, in addition to playing the role of Boolie, which he understudied in the original production.
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 midcentury 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 become one of our most beloved American stories.
Show-only tickets are available exclusively through the Kaye Playhouse box office at (212) 772-4448.
A limited number of VIP tickets including premium seating and post-show cast dinner are available exclusively through The Acting Company.
Monday, November 11
Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
68th St. bet. Park & Lex. Aves.
Kaye Playhouse Box Office
or call (212) 772-4448
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Prime Orchestra seating PLUS post-show cast dinner
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