Driving Miss Daisy
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Invite your family and friends to join you for our inaugural show in our new home: The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. In five evening performances and two matinees between May 7 and 17, 2020, Peace Mountain’s own Laurie T. Freed will direct Elizabeth Weber as Daisy Werthan, veteran Peace Mountain actor David Dieudonne, returning as Boolie, Daisy’s son, and Kevin Sockwell in the role of Hoke Coleburn, Miss Daisy’s driver and friend.
Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is set in Atlanta 1948, and is the story of the evolving relationship between an elderly (and rather feisty) Jewish widow and the dignified black man who becomes her driver. Over the momentous quarter-century from 1948 to 1973, we see how their rigid, professional relationship ripens into respect and tenderness. Don’t miss this great show, which holds, as Robert Brustein wrote in The New Republic, "both appealing brevity and considerable quality...It is "...an experience of...power and sensitivity. " The play shows "...the work of decent people, working against odds to show how humans still manage to reach out to each other in a divided world." In a Washington Post review, Rita Kempley
observed that "This lovely comedy salutes mutual understanding in a time of willful ignorance [and] shows us that friendship is forged through small kindnesses." In Contemporary Dramatist, Judy Lee Oliva writes that "Driving Miss Daisy is a play about dignity in which all the characters strive to hold onto their personal integrity. "
Driving Miss Daisy director and cast members - along with special guest, Mitzie the dog, during the first reading of the play. From left to right: Elizabeth Weber (Daisy), David Dieudonne (Boolie), Laurie T. Freed (Director) and Kevin Sockwell (Hoke).
Dates and showtimes are as follows:
8:00 p.m. on May 7, 8, 9, 15 & 16
2:00 p.m. on May 10 and 17
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A PLAY BY Alfred Uhry
Performing at The Writer’s Center on May 7, 8, 9, 10 (matinee), 15, 16 &17 (matinee), 2020
Driving Miss Daisy won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Set in Atlanta in 1948, it is the story of the evolving relationship between an elderly (and feisty) Jewish widow and the digniﬁed black man who becomes her driver. Over the momentous quarter-century from 1948 to 1973, we see how their rigid, professional relationship ripens into respect and tenderness.