The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Wertham, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Alfred Uhry
Producer: Tim Yard
Director: Kevin Harrington
February 16, 17, 23, 24, 2018
Curtain Time 8:00 P.M.
February 18, 2018
Curtain Time 3:00 P.M.
|Boolie Werthan||-||David LaGrange|
|Daisy Werthan||-||Judi Pollock|
|Hoke Coleburn||-||Michael Rywalski|
|Stage Manager||-||Jeff Smith|
|Set Design||-||Kevin Harrington|
|Set Construction/Painting||-||Lori Bee
Reed K Steele
|Stage Crew||-||Lori Bee
Reed K Steele
|Lighting Design||-||Kevin Harrington|
|Sound Design||-||Keith Klewer|
|House Manager||-||Cheryl Goff|
|Program Editor||-||Tim Yard|
|First Nighter Appreciation||-||Cheryl Tanner