Downtown Springfield Association
Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

November, 26 2017 | 7:30 pm

302 E. Pershing St. Springfield, MO 65806


DRIVING MISS DAISY presented by the Springfield Contemporary Theatre
By Alfred Uhry
Directed by Jack Laufer
Featuring Julie Bloodworth, Erik Kilpatrick and Pete Nielsen

Uhry’s 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. When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them. Their iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions worldwide.

NOVEMBER 17-19, 24-26, DECEMBER 1-3, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM & Sundays at 2:00 PM