Driving Miss Daisy, a play written by Alfred Uhry, inspired the popular 1989 movie of the same name. The play has had several renditions, including a 2010 Broadway revival. In 2014, Driving Miss Daisy was alive and well once again in a production starring Angela Lansbury as Miss Daisy and James Earl Jones as Hoke Coburn. This version was filmed and distributed in theaters across the U.S. Meanwhile, the popularity of Driving Miss Daisy has made the play a hit in cities across the country! Get your Driving Miss Daisy tickets below.
|Date & Time||Event||Location|
Feb 24, 2016
|Driving Miss Daisy||Lakeland, FL|
Youkey Theatre - Lakeland Center
In 1989, a movie called "Driving Miss Daisy" was released, starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy. The film was based on Alfred Uhry's play of the same name, which has been performed around the world. The play completed a successful production on Broadway in 2011, starring stage and screen legends James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave. Redgrave was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play. The play was revived in 2014. This version, with Angela Lansbnury as Miss Daisy, and James Earl Jones as Hoke Coburn, was filmed and distributed in movie theaters across the U.S.
Mrs. Daisy Werthan is a 72-year-old widow living in Atlanta, GA, in 1948 who totals her car and decides to get a chauffeur because no insurance company will insure her. Her son finds a man named Hoke Colburn to drive her, but at first Daisy refuses to let him drive her anywhere, instead walking where she needs to go.
But as the story develops, the relationship between the two develops as well. Daisy, a wealthy white woman living in the south, begins to realize that Hoke's race (he is a young black man) affects the way people treat him and the opportunities available to him. Both parties learn valuable lessons, and with Driving Miss Daisy tickets you can witness the transformation yourself.