Alfred Uhry's DRIVING MISS DAISY Pulls Into Bridge Street Theatre

Alfred Uhry's DRIVING MISS DAISY Pulls Into Bridge Street TheatreCatskill's beloved Flo Hayle takes the wheel as director for a two-weekend run of Alfred Uhry's heart-warming 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "Driving Miss Daisy", parking itself at Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only, Thursdays through Sundays from October 11-21, 2018.

It's Atlanta, Georgia, 1948. An elderly Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan has just totaled her new car and her insurance company has declared her a high risk. While she's determined to maintain her independence, her son Boolie insists she get herself a driver, and he hires an African-American man named Hoke Colburn to be her chauffeur. And though their relationship gets off to a rocky start, these two very different people gradually develop a close mutual friendship, one that transcends both the racial prejudices of the time and all the societal changes that occur over the 20-plus years Hoke spends 'driving Miss Daisy'.

Featured in this production are local actors Lora Lee Ecobelli as Daisy, Paul Carter as Hoke, and Tony Pallone as Boolie. The play is directed by Flo Hayle, with sets and lighting designed by John Sowle, and costumes by Michelle Rogers. Production Stage Manager is Frank Dianda.

"Driving Miss Daisy" will be presented Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm from October 11-21 at Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill, NY. The Thursday October 11th preview and the Sunday October 14th matinee are both "Pay-What-You-Will" performances ("Pay-What-You-Will" tickets are available only at the door prior to the performance and are subject to availability). Advance tickets are available for $22 online at driving.BrownPaperTickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets can also be purchased at the door prior to each performance (on a space available basis) for $25. Students ages 21 and under are always $10. Also note that the final Sunday matinee performance on October 21st is a special benefit for the Town and Country Women's Network Scholarship Fund. All seats are $35 and include a pre-show reception at 1:00pm. Tickets for this special performance are not available online and can be purchased by contacting Joan Young at 518-943-4992, Tammy Anderson at 518-728-4340, or Ellen De Lucia at 518-943-1836 or ellendelucia@yahoo.com. And for more details, visit Bridge Street Theatre online at BridgeSt.org.

Events and performances in Bridge Street Theatre's 2018 Season are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and by Public Funds from the Greene County Legislature through the Greene County Cultural Fund, administered in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

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