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Hoke drives Miss Daisy around Habersham theater
Community thespians to perform Pulitzer Prize-winning play
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Alta Moseley and Bruce Martin star in a scene from ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’ The play will run from Feb. 20 to March 1 at Habersham Community Theater. The play won a Pulitzer Prize. It was also made into a movie, which won four Academy Awards.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning play covering the 25-year relationship between a wealthy white Jewish widow and her African-American driver will take to the stage in Clarkesville for two weekends. 

“Driving Miss Daisy,” penned by Alfred Uhry, follows the story of “Miss” Daisy Werthan (played by Alta Moseley); her son, Boolie (played by Justin Dudkiewicz); and her driver, Hoke Coleburn (played by Bruce Martin).

Werthan, a 72-year-old retired schoolteacher, lives in Atlanta with the aid of an African-American housemaid named Idella. Boolie stops by on a regular basis as long as he can do so without getting in trouble with his wife. In Hoke Coleburn, Boolie finds a man who seems able to handle Miss Daisy’s temperament, a feat Boolie never quite accomplishes.

Miss Daisy and Hoke are outsiders — Hoke because of the color of his skin and Miss Daisy because she is Jewish in a WASP-dominated society. As they learn to tolerate each other, their relationship moves from employer and employee to friend.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-21 and Feb. 26-28 and 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and March 1. The play will be at Habersham Community Theatre, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville.

For tickets, call 706-839-1315 or visit www.habershamtheater.org.