Driving Miss Daisy

Alfred Uhry hit pay dirt with Driving Miss Daisy when it premiered in 1987. Part of the playwright's Atlanta trilogy (along with The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Parade), the play features a central relationship between an aging Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the first part of the 20th century that connected with audiences. That only intensified when the Pulitzer Prize-winning piece became a film starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman. The Jungle tackles the original work with its own dynamic duo of James Craven as Hoke Colbern and Lifetime Ivey Award winner Wendy Lehr as Daisy Werthen. Set in the segregated South, Uhry's play looks at the unlikely friendship that is built between a widowed woman and her driver. Along the way, the story also tackles the racism felt by both characters as the years pass in Atlanta. Another Lifetime Ivey winner, Jungle founder Bain Boehlke, directs and designs the set for the play, which closes the theater's 2013 season. (Photo by Drew Trampe)
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Nov. 8. Continues through Dec. 29, 2013

 
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