Possum Point Players Present DRIVING MISS DAISY
Possum Point Players' present the Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Driving Miss Daisy." Performance dates in Possum Hall are 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, the award winning play follows the developing relationship of a feisty Jewish widow and her proud and quietly determined African American chauffeur. In the 25 years that the play spans, from 1948 to 1973, Miss Daisy goes from resentment, and perhaps prejudice, to good natured acceptance, to grateful dependence. The play is both humorous and touching as it follows Miss Daisy and her chauffeur Hoke as they grow to know that what they share is much greater than any differences they may have.
When a family emergency required the original Possum Point Players director to step away, Becky Craft was chosen to take over directorial duties of this show. Although she greatly regrets the misfortune that brought her to the position as director, she said that "Driving Miss Daisy" is one of her favorite plays.
"This show has been on my directing bucket list for a long time now and I feel blessed to be allowed to direct it," she said, "That said, I do wish I weren't, since dear friends were to supposed lead this show. As their stand-in, I hope to do them and the Possum's proud. With this amazing cast and the experience they bring to the stage, I know 'Miss Daisy' will be fantastic."
Three seasoned actors with Possum Point Players appear in "Driving Miss Daisy," Stephanie Allman, Lewes, is Miss Daisy Werthan, Claudius Bowden, Georgetown, is Hoke, and Steve Givens, Lewes, is Boolie Werthan.
'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.