Fellowship Cultural Arts Center Reopens with Driving Miss Daisy—Tickets On Sale August 5
The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center (CAC) is reopening to public performances on September 18, and the fall lineup looks fantastic. The CAC will reopen with Roadshow Americana’s presentation of
Driving Miss Daisy
by Alfred Urhy
WHEN: September 18 at 7:30 PM; September 19 at 2:30 PM
WHERE: Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater, 8000 Fellowship Road, Basking Ridge
TICKETS: range from $35.00 to $60.00 with discounts available for students and seniors. All patrons must provide proof of vaccination in order to enter the Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater.
Tickets are available on line at www.fellowshipculturalartscenter.org or by phone at 908-580-3892. Tickets go on sale August 5.
Driving Miss Daisy is set in 1948, deep in the South, and the Civil Rights Movement has yet to take place. Enter Daisy Werthan, a rich, seventy-two-year-old Jewish widow who finds herself needing the chauffeur services of Hoke, an unemployed black man who couldn’t possibly have any less in common with her. But over the span of twenty-five years, the pair finds themselves not only connecting, but relying on each other as their differences become distant memories.
Enjoy the story as a feisty Southern widow and her proud but soft-spoken black chauffeur journey from suspicion and mistrust to respect and deep-rooted affection. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer prize, New York Daily News boasts, “Driving Miss Daisy is a total delight.”
Starring in the production are Sheree J. Wilson & Clarence Gilyard of TV’s Walker, Texas Ranger.
Sheree J. Wilson has gained worldwide recognition starring in two enormously popular long running television series. Appearing in the hit series Dallas for five seasons playing opposite Patrick Duffy, and then for the entire eight year run of Walker, Texas Ranger opposite Chuck Norris.
Clarence Gilyard is best known for his roles as Jimmy Trivette on Walker, Texas Ranger and as Conrad McMasters on Matlock. Clarence is also known for such films as Die Hard, Top Gun, and The Karate Kid, Part II. In 1982-1983, Gilyard was cast in the final season of the NBC TV series CHiPs as Officer Benjamin Webster.
Brian Lawrence, President & CEO of Fellowship Senior Living said, “We are thrilled to reopen the Fellowship Cultural Arts Center with Driving Miss Daisy while putting guidelines in place to protect our residents and theater patrons from COVID-19.”
All theater patrons must show proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by showing their vaccination card and photo ID. Digital copies on smart phones with both sides of the card are acceptable as are paper copies. Masks must be worn in the Cultural Arts Center and can be removed once seated in the theater.
The theater’s fall lineup includes
- American Theater Group’s Evolution of (Henry) Mann October 14 – 24
- Trilogy Repertory’s Arsenic and Old Lace November 6 –14
- Somerset Music of the Hills’ The Nutcracker in Concert December 10 – 12.
- Performances by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra and Light Opera of New Jersey will be coming in 2022 among other exciting shows.
“Our theater is stunning and intimate—there is not a bad seat in the house. We are proud to bring a wealth of entertainment not only to our residents but to the community at large,” said Lawrence.
The Fellowship Cultural Arts Center’s 257 seat multipurpose Mitchell and Ann Sieminski Theater benefits from the design work of top theater, lighting and sound professionals who created the state-of-the-art space. Open to the public, programming features theater, opera, symphony, jazz and ballet with performances by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, New Jersey Ballet, Light Opera of New Jersey, American Theater Group, Centenary Stage Company, and with Trilogy Repertory. Visit www.Fellowshipculturalartscenter.org or call 908-580-3892 for upcoming performances.
About Fellowship Senior Living: The 72-acre Fellowship Village wooded campus, located in picturesque Basking Ridge, NJ, is home to over 400 residents enjoying lifestyles from single family independent living homes, villas and apartments to assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care homes. The Life Plan Community (also known as CCRC) offers a full complement of lifestyle enhancements, in addition to five-star dining. A new cultural arts center featuring a state-of-the-art-theater, upscale bar & lounge with alfresco dining, expanded health center, future salon and fitness center, and walking trail and outdoor amenities, will ensure Fellowship Village remains a leader in senior living. Fellowship Senior Living provides a continuum of care for seniors throughout New Jersey to include home-health services, hospice, Fellowship Freedom Plans and physical, occupational and speech therapies both on and off campus. As a nonprofit organization, focus remains steadfast on providing optimal industry best practices for residents, so they may enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. For more information, visit us at www.FellowshipSeniorLiving.org or call 908-580-3800.