Driving Miss Daisy
Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm
400 W. 10th St., Rolla, MO 65409
A NEIL SIMON FESTIVAL'S PRODUCTION
STARRING CLARENCE GILYARD AND SHEREE J. WILSON
Alfred Uhry’s classic play is a timeless, funny, and hopeful meditation on race relations in America. When 72-year-old Daisy Werthan, a Jewish widow 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 societal boundaries.
Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play, Driving Miss Daisy is an affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. The Neil Simon Festival presentation of this long-running Off-Broadway success and Academy Award-winning film brings together two of TV’s most beloved co-stars: Clarence Gilyard (Walker, Texas Ranger; Matlock) and Sheree J. Wilson (Dallas; Walker, Texas Ranger).