Driving Miss Daisy
About Driving Miss Daisy
Academy Award winner MORGAN FREEMAN and five-time Tony nominee DANA IVEY reunite in their original roles in a benefit reading for The Acting Company, also featuring and directed by Tony winner WALTER BOBBIE.
Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America. When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them. Their iconic tale has become one of our most beloved American stories.