Eisemann Center Presents DRIVING MISS DAISY

Eisemann Center Presents DRIVING MISS DAISYEisemann Center Presents concludes the 2017-2018 Theatre Series with The Neil Simon Festival's Driving Miss Daisy playing April 12-15, 2018 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas. Alfred Uhry's classic Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a timeless, searing, funny and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture's most enduring characters.

Jewish widow Daisy Werthan and her African-American chauffeur Hoke Colburn slowly find trust and friendship with one another before and during the Civil Rights movement. The story takes the audience on a moving journey through the years and worlds of these two very different people who find ways to bridge their differences to become close companions. Walker, Texas Ranger stars Clarence Gilyard and Sheree J. Wilson star in this exceptional play about race and humanity.

CLARENCE GILYARD is best known for his roles as Jimmy Trivette on TV's Walker, Texas Ranger and as Conrad McMasters on Matlock. Clarence is also known for such films as Die Hard, Top Gun, and The Karate Kid, Part II. As a character actor, Clarence has made guest appearances on TV shows such as Diff'rent Strokes, The Facts of Life, 227, Simon & Simon, and Riptide. In 1982-1983, Gilyard was cast in the final season of the NBC TV series CHiPs as Officer Benjamin Webster. He co-starred with Jim Carrey in the 1984 NBC sitcom, The Duck Factory. In 2003, he took a professional sabbatical and earned his MFA in theater performance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

SHEREE J. WILSON has gained worldwide recognition starring in two enormously popular long-running television series. Appearing in the hit series Dallas for five seasons playing opposite Patrick Duffy, and then for the entire eight year run of Walker, Texas Ranger opposite Chuck Norris. Currently, Ms. Wilson has starred in and produced two feature films, Easy Rider: The Ride Back, a prequel to the cult favorite movie Easy Rider, and The Gundown. She also coproduced a zombie/comedy called Dug Up.

Performances of Driving Miss Daisy are April 12-14, 2018 at 8:00 pm with matinees on April 14 and April 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Bank of America Theatre. Tickets are $49-$59 and are available online at www.eisemanncenter.com or by calling the Eisemann Center Ticket Office at 972-744-4650. Group discounts for 10 or more are available at
972-744-4650.

The Charles W. Eisemann Center is located at 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas. The Eisemann Center is accessible from Highway 75 North taking the Galatyn Parkway/Renner Road exit going north and the Galatyn Parkway/Campbell Road exit going south, or from the DART light rail station at Galatyn Park. Eisemann Center Presents 2017-2018 sponsors include: The Dallas Morning News, WFAA-TV, UT Dallas School of Arts & Humanities, Altrusa International of Richardson, Inc., Methodist Richardson Medical Center, State Farm and Raising Cane's.

Photo: Sheree J. Wilson and Clarence Gilyard. Photo by: The Neil Simon Festival

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