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.
Daisy: Debra Lawrance
Hoke: Brian Davison
Boolie: Tamblyn Lord
Playwright: Alfred Uhry
Director: Denis Moore
Designer: Shaun Gurton
Costume Designer: Adrienne Chisholm
Lighting Designer: Jamie Henson