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.