Driving Miss Daisy
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes
502 Third Avenue West
Bradenton FL 34205
This Pulitzer-winning play was the most successful play to be put on in the Bradenton Kiwanis Theater and is returning to bring this heartfelt tale to more audiences. Dealing with race relations in the South, unlikely connections, and the passage of time, Driving Miss Daisy follows the relationship between the widowed 72-year-old Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn, the African American man hired to be her chauffeur.
A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, ornery white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. A long-run Off-Broadway success and an Academy Award-winning film.
“The play is sweet without being mawkish, ameliorative, without being sanctimonious.” —NY Times
“…a perfectly poised and shaped miniature on the odd-couple theme.” —NY Post
“Playwrights Horizons has a winner in this one…gives off a warm glow of humane affirmation.” —Variety
“DRIVING MISS DAISY is a total delight.” —NY Daily News.
This play is rated PG. It runs approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.