Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy” Pulls Into Bridge Street Theatre [Berkshire on Stage]
Catskill’s beloved Flo Hayle returns to the director’s chair for a two-weekend run of Alfred Uhry’s heart-warming 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Driving Miss Daisy, parking itself at Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only, Thursdays-Sundays from October 11-21.
Atlanta, Georgia, 1948. An elderly Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan (Lora Lee Ecobelli) has just totaled her new car and her insurance company has declared her a high risk. While she’s determined to maintain her independence, her son Boolie (Tony Pallone) insists she get herself a driver, and he hires an African-American man named Hoke Colburn (Paul Carter) to be her chauffeur. And though the relationship gets off to a rocky start, these two very different people gradually develop a close mutual friendship, one that transcends both the racial prejudices of the time and all the societal changes that occur over the 20-plus years Hoke spends “driving Miss Daisy.”