Told through vignettes detailing the shift in Southern racial attitudes between 1948 and 1973, Driving Miss Daisy chronicles the decades-long relationship between a stubborn, Southern matriarch and her proud, African-American chauffeur who journey from suspicion and mistrust to respect and affection in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Join DTC and the indomitable Miss Daisy in this iconic tale of the transformative power of friendship that will warm your heart.
Driving Miss Daisy runs 85 minutes and is performed without an intermission.
TOP: HASSAN EL-AMIN, ANNALEE JEFFERIES and JAMES CRAWFORD. Photo by Karen Almond.
By Alfred Uhry • Directed by Joel Ferrell • Incidental Music by Robert Waldman
Kalita Humphreys Theater
|COME EARLY Before the play, join us for a free 30-minute informative talk designed to enhance your play-going experience. Given one hour before every performance, join Daisy cast member Hassan El-Amin as he shares details about the play’s origins and context, as well as insight into the creative process behind the production.
|STAY LATE After the play, stick around for a free, brief, post-show conversation with Hassan, and engage with other patrons, learn about the production, and share your insights about the play in a lively discussion.|
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Driving MIss Daisy: A Personal Journey
Director Joel Ferrell on Alfred Uhry's autobiographical play.
Fear Itself: Alfred Uhry and the Jewish Question in Atlanta
In Atlanta, Uhry's family was involved in the most-publicized incident of anti-Semitic violence in American history. Alfred's Uncle Sig was owner of a pencil factory which employed Leo Frank, a young Jew from New York. When a local girl was found murdered in the warehouse in 1913, Frank was falsely accused and convicted ...