Possum Point Players' DRIVING MISS DAISY Plays Final Weekend
After a weekend of praise for their production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Driving Miss Daisy," Possum Point Players present the final performances April 7, 8 and 9; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 adults and $17 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased atwww.possumpointplayers.org, or 302-856-4560.
The cast of "Driving Miss Daisy" received a standing ovation at final curtain after each of the first three performances of the moving and uplifting show. Audience members congratulated the cast when the play ended and the praise was carried on to social media later.
After seeing the show, one audience member posted, "I saw Driving Miss Daisy at Possum Point Theater last night, and I'll never forget it. Stephanie Allman, Claudius Bowden, Jr. and Steve Givens (gave the audience a) great, great show. Wonderful, heartfelt performances, great set, gorgeous lighting, important story. Hats off to the director Becky Craft. Laughter, tears, and food for thought. Don't miss this show."
Jim Hartzell, a frequent director with Possum Point Player, said, "The direction, staging, lighting and costuming very much enhanced what was going on on-stage. It was a delight and worthy of very high praise."
Set in the deep south starting in 1948, the message of the award winning play carried quite an impact when it debuted in the late 80s, earning the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Even today, the message speaks to audience members as a southern woman of means overcomes her disdain and mistrust of a middle-aged black man who unconsciously teaches lessons about acceptance and shared values.
When Miss Daisy's son Boolie, a man who is gentle, but possesses strong willed and fair-minded character, brings Hoke to chauffeur his mother, he sets wheels of change in motion. Miss Daisy's sharp tongue often produces humor and Hoke's straight forward, but sometimes cleverly pointed, responses also bring laughter and smiles.
The conclusion of "Driving Miss Daisy" is touching and very hopeful. Tickets remain for final performances April 7, 8, and 9.
'Driving Miss Daisy' is being produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Possum Point Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.