Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

By Alfred Uhry

2010 National Tour

July 9 – November 24, 2010 – 19 week tour to 55venues in VIC, NSW, ACT, QLD, WA
Moonee Ponds, Colac, Camperdown, Portland, Hamilton, Horsham, Devonport, Ringwood, Werribee, Moorabbin, Traralgon, Sale, Yarram, Pakenham, Dandenong, Bayswater, Melbourne, Mooroopna, Benalla, Griffith, Cowra, Tuggeranong, Parramatta, Nowra, Dubbo, Gunnedah, Quirindi, Moree, Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Grafton, Redcliffe, Logan, Caloundra, Boonah, Noosa Junction, Taree, Cessnock, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, Biloela, Gladstone, Capella, Proserpine, Ayr, Charters Towers, Darwin, Karratha, Carnarvon, Geraldton, Bunbury, Margaret River, Thornlie, Bruce Rock & Kalgoorlie.

A production by Christine Harris & HIT Productions

Pulitzer Prize-winning, Driving Miss Daisy, is set in Atlanta and spans twenty-five years, from 1948 to 1973. When Daisy Wertham, a stubborn, elderly Southern widow, crashes her new car into the neighbor’s garage, her son, Boolie, forces her to take on a chauffeur. He employs Hoke Coleburn, much to her chagrin. At first, Daisy refuses to rely on a black man to get her from one place to the next and Hoke spends two weeks sitting in the kitchen doing nothing. Gradually, however, Daisy’s prejudices are broken down and, against all odds, he becomes her best friend. Daisy teaches Hoke to read and write, while Hoke encourages Daisy to let go of her insecurities. Alfred Uhro’s delicate drama explores the experience of aging while the world around you moves forwards at great pace. 

Cast 

Daisy: Debra Lawrance

Hoke: Brian Davison

Boolie: Tamblyn Lord

Creatives

Playwright: Alfred Uhry

Director: Denis Moore 

Designer: Shaun Gurton 

Costume Designer: Adrienne Chisholm 

Lighting Designer: Jamie Henson 

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