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Driving Miss Daisy

The Plaza Theatre is proud to present the Pulitzer Prize winning play Driving Miss Daisy as the first show in their 2012-2013 season.  Driving Miss Daisy was written by Alfred Uhry in 1987 as the first in Uhry’s  Atlanta Trilogy, which deals with Jewish residents of that city in the early 20th century.  The original Off-Broadway production won an OBIE Award and three Outer Critics Circle Awards in addition to a Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  It was so well received that is sparked an Academy Award winning film version, by the same name, in 1989.

Set in Atlanta Georgia between the years 1948 -1973, Driving Miss Daisy chronicles the relationship between Daisy Werthan, an independent, disagreeable, aging Jewish widow, and Hoke Coleburn, a proud, soft-spoken African American man.  At first, Daisy’s stubbornness and cultural prejudices cause much friction, but over the course of 25 years, Hoke becomes not only her chauffeur, but against all odds, her best friend.  Directed by Michael Leeds, and starring Harriett Oser and John Archie, this award winning play is sure to warm the hearts of all with its message of friendship, understanding and hope.

Driving Miss Daisy is scheduled to appear at The Plaza Theatre October 18 – November 18, 2012. Show times are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., and matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets for all shows are $45.  The Plaza Theatre is a not-for-profit 250-seat theatre located at 262 S. Ocean Blvd in Manalapan, FL.  For more information please call them at 561- 588-1820, or visit them on line at