Walnut Street Theatre on Tour
Driving Miss DaisyBy Alfred Uhry
Driving Miss Daisy is an American classic! Take a ride down memory lane to a simpler time and get ready to experience the magic that made Driving Miss Daisy a Pulitzer Prize-winning hit and an Academy Award-winning film.
It's Atlanta, 1948, and it's time to visit Miss Daisy, a delicate, determined 72-year-old Jewish widow. Miss Daisy has had a little driving mishap, crashing her car while backing out of the garage. Her son, Boolie, tells her that she has to get a chauffeur. No insurance company will cover her! She refuses. What will people think? That she is too elderly to drive? That she is wealthy and putting on airs?
Boolie hires Hoke Colburn, an African American driver who chauffeured for a local judge until his recent death. Miss Daisy will have none of it and refuses to let him drive her around town. She is fiercely independent. He is quietly determined. Out of necessity, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke. She needs him. When Miss Daisy, a retired schoolteacher, finds out that Hoke is illiterate, she finds a renewed sense of purpose and teaches him how to read. On their journey, Miss Daisy realizes how others treat Hoke and the discrimination he faces. The two become friends.
Mr. Uhry's classic play is a timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on trust, friendship and loyalty. Driving Miss Daisy is an iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship that has warmed the hearts of millions. Take your seat for the ride of a lifetime.
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A Life in the TheatreBy David Mamet
Audiences love Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet's loving and laugh-filled look at the state of the arts. The title says it all! It's A Life in the Theatre.
A behind-the-scenes peek at the challenge of actors battling to share both a dressing room and the spotlight, A Life in the Theatre follows two actors in a repertory company: Robert, an older experienced performer and John, a newcomer to the stage.
John at first welcomes Robert's guidance, but soon overshadows his mentor. From rehearsals to reprisals, from ego trips to acting tips, the play gives a glimpse into the complex relationship that develops as the torch is passed from one generation to the next – a passing that wavers from love and mutual respect to impatience and resentment.
David Mamet is the award–winning author of some of the most important plays of our time, including American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, and Speed-the-Plow. He was inspired to write A Life in the Theatre by his own experiences backstage as an actor. The New Yorker declared, "Mr. Mamet has written—in gentle ridicule; in jokes, broad and tiny; and in comedy, high and low—a love letter to the theatre. It is quite a feat, and he has pulled it off."
"This is the show to see! I was enthralled." – The Wall Street Journal
"Laugh out loud funny!" – NY-1 News
A Life in the Theatre is a delightful theatrical experience for anyone who loves the world of Broadway.
To inquire about booking A Life in the Theatre, please visit www.baylinartists.com.
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