This month, the Sheldon Vexler Theatre will present Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama/comedy, Driving Miss Daisy.
The play tells the story of a wealthy 72-year old sharp-tongued Jewish widow, Daisy Werthan, who is forced to rely on the services of a black chauffer named Hoke, a man whom she regards with great disdain. He dislikes her patronizing tone and latent prejudice. Spanning twenty-five years, as the story evolves and progresses, so too does their friendship, when they realize that, despite their differences, they have more in common than they ever believed possible.
Hailed by critics as “sweet without being mawkish, ameliorative without being sanctimonious” (New York Times) and “a perfectly poised and shaped miniature on the odd-couple theme” (NY Post), Driving Miss Daisy is not to be missed.
Directed by John O’Neill, the cast includes Anna Gangai (Daisy Werthan), Keith Wilson (Hoke), and Jim Mammarella (Boolie Werthan, Daisy’s only son).
Performances are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., October 24 through November 17 (No performance Oct. 31). Tickets are available at www.vexler.org/drivingmissdaisy or by calling The Vex Box Office at (210) 302-6835.