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ACT II to Present Driving Miss Daisy at Crossroads
Driving Miss Daisy
Friday, April 30 & Saturday, May 1 – 7:30pm
The Town Green at Russell Crossroads
Most have heard of Driving Miss Daisy, the 1989 film written by Alfred Uhry, based on Uhry’s 1987 play of the same name. Alexander City Theater, ACT II, will be performing the play at Russell Crossroads the evenings of Friday, April 30, and Saturday, May 1.
Daisy Werthan, an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son, Boolie, arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn. Daisy and Hoke’s relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions.
There seems to be considerable excitement about the production in the community. Cast and crew have been preparing for weeks. Producer/Director Karen Kison said about the play, “Driving Miss Daisy won an Oscar in 1990 for Best Picture, and I think our cast can rival the original cast from the movie. This is great theater with a great message and is very appropriate for what is going on in the world right now.”
Admission is free. Socially distanced seating circles are available on a first come, first served basis; however, circles can be reserved for $30. Each circle accommodates six comfortably. Please bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, etc. According to ACT II, concessions will be available.