Possum Point Players Present DRIVING MISS DAISY
Tickets are now on sale for Possum Point Players' presentation of "Driving Miss Daisy." The Pulitzer Prize winning play is performed in Possum Hall on March 31, April 1, 2, 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 at www.possumpointplayers.org, or 302-856-4560.
Set in the deep south of the late 1940s, the award winning play is humorous and touching as it follows the development of a relationship between a sharp-tongued Jewish widow and the soft-spoken but proud African American man hired as her chauffeur. Miss Daisy is less than pleased to give up her driving independence and Hoke is quietly determined to withstand and overcome what he perceives as latent racism.
Miss Daisy's son Boolie sets everything in motion when his mother's latest, and final, destruction of her car makes it obvious that her driving days are done. "Driving Miss Daisy" not only won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize, it received the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play.
Stephanie Allman, Lewes, is Miss Daisy Werthan, Claudius Bowden, Georgetown, is Hoke, and Steve Givens, Lewes, is Boolie Werthan. Becky Craft, Slaughter Beach, directs "Driving Miss Daisy."
'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.