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at_lab_logo_4c_noggcDirected by Justin Anderson

This timeless story follows the unlikely 25‑year friendship of Miss Daisy, a Jewish widow and her African-American chauffeur Hoke. In 1948 Atlanta, their relationship gets off to a steely beginning, but as they navigate the bumpy road of bigotry together a profound, life-altering friendship blossoms. Full of wit and charm, this 1988 Pulitzer Prize‑winner takes audiences on an unforgettable journey.

Suzi Recommended

Running Time
80 minutes. There is no intermission.

All remaining performances of Driving Miss Daisy are sold out. Email the Box Office if you would like to be put on a wait list for cancellations. You may also come to the theatre on the night of a performance and any unused seats will be sold. Thank you for your continued support of Aurora Theatre.


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About the Playwright

Alfred Uhry is the only playwright ever to win the Triple Crown: an Oscar, a Tony, and a Pulitzer Prize. He made his Broadway debut in 1968 writing the lyrics for Here’s Where I Belong. He then wrote the book and lyrics for The Robber Bridegroom and was nominated for a Tony Award. In 1987 his first play, Driving Miss Daisy, opened at Playwrights Horizons in New York. It was moved to the John Houseman Theatre, where it ran for over 1300 performances. The play earned many awards, including the Outer Critics Circle Award and the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For the film version, he won an Academy Award and the film itself was voted Best Picture of the Year. Other films include Mystic Pizza and Rich in Love. Mr. Uhry’s second play, Last Night of Ballyhoo, commissioned for the Cultural Olympiad of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, opened on Broadway in 1997. It was chosen Best Play by the American Theatre Critics Association, The Outer Critics Circle, the Drama League, and the 1997 Tony Award. He worked on Parade, a musical about the Leo Frank case, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and directed by Harold Prince.


Producer’s Quote

“Our goal with the Aurora Theatre production of Driving Miss Daisy is to incorporate both the innovative and inspirational aspects of the Harvel Lab Series,” said Anthony Rodriguez, Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director. “An inspirational story that depicts two characters rising above their time in history, Driving Miss Daisy, along with October’s Clybourne Park, gives context to the conversation of our ever-changing community.”


Lobby Art Exhibit & Artist’s Reception

T. J. Haugh is an artist who currently resides in Lawrenceville. His work has been exhibited in galleries, art centers and at museum-sponsored events. An artist’s reception will be held in the Aurora Theatre’s lobby on September 14 at 1:30pm. Mr. Haugh will also be conducting art demonstrations during the run of Driving Miss Daisy, starting with the September 13 show.

A portion of all art sales benefits Aurora Theatre

T.J. Haugh Artwork

Just Another Day by T.J. Haugh


September 11–October 19, 2014

Performances:
Thursday–Saturday at 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Tickets $20

The Harvel Lab Series is Sponsored by


5 Questions with Rob Cleveland & Jill Jane Clements

We interviewed actors Rob Cleveland and Jill Jane Clements, who are returning to perform Driving Miss Daisy at Aurora for the third time in their professional careers.

Read the Interview


Podcast Interview with Rob Cleveland & Jill Jane Clements

Listen to Aurora Theatre Apprentice Company member Luke Georgecink’s podcast interview with Rob Cleveland and Jill Jane Clements.



Cast
Hoke Colburn (through 9/28) Rob Cleveland*
Daisy Werthan Jill Jane Clements*
Boolie Werthan Jared Simon
Hoke Colburn (after 9/28) Geoffrey Williams*
Daisy Werthan Understudy Pat Bell
Boolie Werthan Understudy Timothy Whitson
Production Staff
Director/Associate Artistic Director Justin Anderson
Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez
Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence
Stage Manager Alex West
Company Manager Katie Pelkey
Set Designer Britt Hultgren Ramroop
Lighting Designer Tara O’Neill
Costume Designer Linda Patterson
Composer/Sound Designer Rob Brooksher
Props Designer Heather Schroeder
Wig Designer Montgomery Schuth
Technical Director Daniel Terry
Scenic Artist Sarah Thompson
Directing Assistant/Daisy’s Dresser Casey Gardner
Crew Brian Walker

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.