Driving Miss Daisy Author:Alfred Uhry Set in mid-century Atlanta, "Driving Miss Daisy" tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first Daisy is non too happy about being forced to rely on a black man. But Hoke gradually wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play the two develop a deep-rooted affection. — "Driving Miss... more » Daisy" is a delicate depiction of racial tensions and of growing old. Alfred Uhry has created two outsiders who come to mutual respect based on their independance, strength, and stubborn integrity.
"Driving Miss Daisy" is the winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize. Originally produced by Playwrights Horizons, the play continues to run Off Broadway more than a year later. Major productions in Chicago and London are to be followed during the 1988-89 season by a national tour and by performances in countries around the world. Uhry is currently writing the screenplay.« less