Driving Miss Daisy
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, Aug. 20, 2pm only
Driving Miss Daisy is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Alfred Uhry, that tells the story of Daisy Werthan, an elderly Jewish woman, and her African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn, in 20th-century Atlanta. At first, Daisy is resistant to Hoke’s presence, driven by her own prejudices. However, as Hoke demonstrates patience and kindness, a bond forms between them. Over the course of 25 years, their relationship evolves, transcending racial and cultural boundaries.
The play delves into the historical backdrop of racial discrimination and the Civil Rights Movement. It explores the complexities of the deep South, where prejudice is prevalent. Despite their differences, Daisy and Hoke develop a genuine friendship and reliance on each other. Their connection serves as a testament to the power of compassion and understanding, challenging societal norms and prejudices.
“Driving Miss Daisy” offers a poignant exploration of friendship, tolerance, and the ability to overcome deep-rooted biases. Through the evolving relationship between Daisy and Hoke, the play sheds light on the transformative nature of human connections, reminding us of the importance of empathy and acceptance in a world often divided by race and culture.
Roseboro Hotel Ballroom
210 Main St
Sharon Springs, NY 13459