By Alfred Uhry
Directed by Michael Bias
WHEN: October 22-November 8; Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 2:30pm. An open reception, with an opportunity to meet the cast and crew, will be held on October 24.
WHERE: Becton Theatre, 960 River Road on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Campus in Teaneck, NJ.
Free parking in the FDU lot next to Route 4
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The Garage Theatre Group
Directed by Michael Bias from Tenafly, this Pulitzer-Prize and Academy Award-winning comedy-drama is sure to warm your heart with its message of friendship, understanding and hope.
A treat for all audiences ages 10 to 110, Driving Miss Daisy is a moving story of friendship told with humor, warmth and beauty. This family comedy is set in Atlanta, Ga. from 1948 to 1973. Daisy Werthan, an independent, aging Jewish widow—disagreeable, and set in her ways—reluctantly surrenders the driver’s seat to Hoke Coleburn, a proud, soft-spoken black man. At first, Daisy’s stubbornness and cultural prejudices cause much friction, but over the course of 25 years, Hoke becomes not only her chauffeur, but against all odds, her best friend. The Washington Post once called this play “[a story] marked with unaffected grace and generosity of spirit, medium-sized miracles and changed minds.”
Written by Alfred Uhry in 1987 as a tribute to his Atlanta-based family, the play went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Outer Critics Circle Award. A 1989 movie version starring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, and Dan Aykroyd won four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Actress for Tandy. The Garage’s production of Driving Miss Daisy will feature top talent from the tri-area. The cast includes Valerie Stack Dodge of Morrisrown as Daisy Werthan, Marvin Bell of N.Y.C.as Hoke Coleburn, and Scott Zimmerman of N.Y.C. as Boolie Werthan.
Funding for Driving Miss Daisy and the 2015-16 season is made possible by the Puffin Foundation and Fairleigh Dickinson University.