Vintage Theatre Productions presents “Driving Miss Daisy”
Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play ~
Vintage Theatre Productions presents
Driving Miss Daisy
by Alfred Uhry
Directed by Lorraine Scott
June 2 – July 9, 2023
Vintage Theatre Productions presents “Driving Miss Daisy” June 2 – July 9 at t Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Monday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 – $34 and available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.org.
When the elderly Miss Daisy has an accident that prevents her from driving her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African-American, to drive her. What starts out as a contentious feud, blooms into a 30-year friendship. Set against the backdrop of racial tensions in the south, this Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of the unlikely relationship between an aging, fiercely independent white Southern Jewish lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man is both humorous and heart-warming.
The cast includes Deborah Persoff (Miss Daisy), Cris Davenport (Hoke Colburn), and Bill Kahn (Boolie).
Alfred Uhry based the two central characters of “Driving Miss Daisy” on his own grandmother, Lena Fox, and her chauffeur Will Coleman. After Fox experienced a driving accident and could no longer drive herself, Coleman chauffeured her from 1948 to 1973.
Uhry won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play “Driving Miss Daisy” and was nominated for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play “The Last Night of Ballyhoo”. He has twice won Broadway’s Tony Award: in 1997 as author of Best Play winner “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” and in 1999 as Best Book (Musical) for “Parade.” Uhry was the first playwright to win the Tony, the Oscar and the Pulitzer Prize.
Vintage Theatre Productions
“Driving Miss Daisy”
The heart-warming story of an unlikely friendship.
June 2 – July 9
Fri/Sat @ 7:30 p.m.; Mon., June 12 @ 7:30 p.m.; Sun @ 2:30 p.m.
$20 – $34
303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.org
Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010