Photo Flash: Georgia Ensemble Theatre Presents DRIVING MISS DAISY
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), the professional North Fulton theatre company, is producing the Pulitzer-prize winning playDriving Miss Daisy as their fourth of five mainstage productions this season. Directed by GET Education Director Laurel Crowe, the production is graciously sponsored by the Kimberly-Clark Corporation and will run February 28th through March 17th , 2019 at the company's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
Driving Miss Daisy by American playwright Alfred Uhry was both a Broadway hit and Pulitzer-prize winner for drama.
Set against the historical backdrop of Atlanta's development through the mid-20th century, the story of aging Southern matron Daisy Werthan, her long-suffering son Boolie, and her chauffeur Hoke Colburn unfolds over 25 years of friendship, loss, racial tension, and ultimately love.
This much-beloved story of an unlikely friendship is the play most associated with our late Artistic Director and Co-founder Bob Farley, and this production, directed by his daughter Laurel Crowe, is a tribute to him.
The cast of Driving Miss Daisy features Jill Jane Clements as Daisy Werthan, Bill Murphey (My Fair Lady and Moonlight and Magnolias at GET) as Boolie Werthan, and Rob Cleveland (A Doll's House Part 2 at Actor's Express & Aurora and Homers at GET) as Hoke Colburn. Jackie Prucha will understudy the role of Daisy Werthan.
Ticket prices for Driving Miss Daisy will start at $29. Book early for best prices. (Senior/Student discounts available for select performances). Groups of 10 or more are welcome with great discounts available. Tickets are on sale now at www.get.org, or by calling the Box Office at 770-641-1260.
*Also on stage at this time: During the run of Driving Miss Daisy, GET will also be producing two special performances of the FamilyStage Series production of And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank. By James Still and directed by Erin Bushko.
Performances will both be at 7pm on Tuesday March 5, and Sunday March 10, 2019. Appropriate for Middle School and up. This is a powerful multi-media performance that tells the story of the hidden children of the Holocaust. Two childhood friends of Anne Frank, Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, recount their stories via video as professional actors portray them as teens on stage. Not to be missed, these shows sell out early. See GET for tickets, $10 each.
Photo Credit: Casey Gardner Photography