August 2017 - Let Us Entertain You: Driving Miss Daisy


Albuquerque Little Theatre will begin their 88th Season with the Pulitzer Prize Winning play, Driving Miss Daisy. It tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none too happy about being forced to rely on a black man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deep-rooted affection. This masterpiece is a delicate depiction of racial tensions, the passage of time, and the experience of aging. Playwright Alfred Uhry creates two outsiders who come to a mutual respect grounded in each others' independence, strength, and stubborn integrity.

Driving Miss Daisy will be performed by Alaina Warren Zachary as Daisy Werthan, Marc Lynch as Hoke Coleburn, and Nicholas Urzetta as Boolie Werthan and will be directed by Paula Stein. It opens on August 25 and runs through September 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. For more information, contact ALT at 505-242-4750 or go to www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org.

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