"Driving Miss Daisy" Offers Humanity and
Humor at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Feb. 1-10

1/7/08


"Driving Miss Daisy," one of modern American theater's most touching and enduring stories, will be presented by Maurer Productions OnStage at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this Pulitzer-Prize and Academy Award-winning comedy-drama are: Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Feb. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. An opening night reception will be held Feb. 1 to give audience members an opportunity to meet the cast and crew.

Set in Atlanta between 1948 and 1973, "Driving Miss Daisy" chronicles the triumph of hope and understanding over cultural prejudice. Daisy Werthan, a stubborn, independent, Jewish widow, reluctantly surrenders the driver's seat to chauffeur Hoke Coleburn, a proud, soft-spoken black man. With a heart-warming message of generosity and grace, the story captures the evolving relationship between the two, as Daisy comes to rely on Hoke not only as an employee, but as a valued friend.

Written by Alfred Uhry in 1987 as a tribute to his Atlanta-based family, the play went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Outer Critics Circle Award, as well as four Academy Awards for a 1989 movie version starring Jessica Tandy, Morgan Freeman, and Dan Aykroyd.

From left, Allwyn Baskin and Eve Connolly star in the
Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy-drama "Driving Miss Daisy."
From left, Lonnie McCullough, Allwyn Baskin,
and Eve Connolly in "Driving Miss Daisy."

Starring in the OnStage production are Eve Connolly as Daisy Werthan, Allwyn Baskin as Hoke Coleburn, and Lonnie McCullough as Boolie Werthan. The production team includes Dan Maurer as director, producer and sound designer; John Maurer of Ewing as executive producer and set designer; and Diana Gilman Maurer as producer, stage manager and costume designer.

Tickets for "Driving Miss Daisy" are $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors, students and children. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Free parking is available next to the theatre. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure. To request a Kelsey season brochure by mail, email your request here. For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:

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