When Daisy Werthan (Marilyn Hilbert), an elderly Jewish widow, nearly wrecks her brand-new 1948 Packard backing it out of the driveway, her wealthy son Boolie (Jay Terzis) hires Hoke (Don Manley), a kind black man, to serve as her chauffeur. A Pulitzer prize-winner written by Alfred Uhry, the play is set just prior to the civil rights movement and takes a look at the charming 25-year relationship between two people who realize they have much in common and grow to respect and care for each other.
Set in Atlanta, circa 1948 to 1973, the play is about the evolution of individuals and cultures, and the ravages of age. A sweet journey of friendship, the play is about the history of America. “It’s so well written that it takes the audience on the same journey its characters take,” says Director Beverly Dahlstrom.
“Driving Miss Daisy” is on stage March 15 – April 2 at The Marco Players Theater, Marco Town Center Mall, 1089 N. Collier Blvd., Marco Island. Shows are Wednesday – Saturday at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Attend the first week of the show and automatically be entered to win a dinner cruise for two on the Marco Island Princess. Tickets are on sale at www.TheMarcoPlayers.com or by calling the box office at 239-642-7270.