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Driving Miss Daisy – Lake County Theatre Company

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September 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry is a story rooted in the Deep South. It takes place over a 25 year span, from 1948-1973.
    Daisy Werthan is a wealthy Jewish widow who is reluctant to give up her independence, starting with driving. Her son, Boolie, overrides her objections and hires a chauffeur for her:  Hoke Colburn, who is a black man. As years and events unfold, we witness a thawing in the relationship between Daisy and Hoke. Ultimately, they become enduring friends, despite their many differences.
    This is a tale of aging and how families cope. It’s also one of prejudice in America from blacks to Jews. Ultimately, it’s a story of love and friendship amongst family and unlikely allies.

The show will be presented live at the Soper Reese Theatre!