Driving Miss Daisy 06/30–07/31Buy Tickets
HOLLAND – Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry’s classic, travels to the DeWitt Theatre stage on Friday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. with its message of friendship, acceptance and hope.
Individual ticket prices range from $22 to $26 for balcony/orchestra seating and $27 to $30 for mezzanine seating. Season tickets for this year’s four main-stage productions are also available. Tickets may be purchased online at hope.edu/hsrt, at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.), which is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890; or the ticket office in the DeWitt Center (141 E. 12th St.), which is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to intermission.
Uhry’s play focuses on the complex relationship between Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn. Daisy, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman residing in mid-century Atlanta, is decidedly stubborn when her son, Boolie (Mischa Aravena), deems her too old to continue driving herself. Boolie hires Hoke, an African-American man, to serve as her chauffeur. Daisy and Hoke’s relationship, initially troubled and hostile, blossoms into a life-altering friendship that transcends societal boundaries.
Daisy Werthan is played by Lois Markle, an Actors’ Equity Artist who returns to Holland for the first time since 2007 when she appeared in HSRT’s production of Lost in Yonkers. Warren C. Bowles, Actors’ Equity Artist, is back with the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre for his second season in the role of Hoke. Driving Miss Daisy is directed by Jon Cranney.
Photo: Warren C. Bowles and Lois Markle.