First Posted: 10/8/2014
Local theater group Actors Circle will present “Driving Miss Daisy,” written by by Alfred Uhry and directed by John McInerney, Nov. 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
This 1987 Pulitzer Prize winning play traces the evolving relationships, over a period of 25 years, among Daisy Werthan, a feisty, old, Jewish lady living in Atlanta Georgia, Boolie, her son, and Hoke Coleburn, a black man Boolie hired to be her chauffeur, despite her strong objections. The audience watches perceptions of their world and of each other change as they age, with sometimes subtle and surprising shifts in their emotional interactions.
The cast includes Janet Loewe, as Miss Daisy; John Jacobs, as Boolie and Donald Thompson, as Hoke.
Tickets for each performance except that of Thursday, Nov. 6 are $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens and $8 for students. Tickets for the Nov. 6 performance are $10 general and seniors and $6 students.
Reservations are held until 10 minutes before show time, and can be made by calling 570-342-9707.