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Driving Miss Daisy at CCT
CCT continues its 35th season with a staged dramatic reading of Driving Miss Daisy, a play by award-winning playwright Alfred Uhry. There are only two chances to catch this production over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in January. Show dates are Saturday, January 18th at 8 PM, with one Sunday matinee on January 19 at 4 PM.
Set in the Deep South, just prior to the Civil Rights movement, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, who after recently demolishing another car, was informed by her son, Boolie, that she must now rely on the services of a chauffeur. Hired for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke Colburn. Immediately, Miss Daisy regards Hoke with disdain. Hoke, in turn, is not impressed by his employer’s patronizing tone, and he believes, her latent prejudice. But in a series of absorbing scenes, spanning twenty-five years, despite their mutual differences, the two grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery Daisy, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
James Racheff directs the cast of CCT’s dramatic reading of Driving Miss Daisy: Michael Baker, Adele DeWitt, John L. Moorhead, with a special appearance by Lionel Downer as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“…gives off a warm glow of humane affirmation.” –Variety
Driving Miss Daisy tickets are $20 for adults, with discounts for seniors, students and CCT members, and may be purchased (for cash only) at the CCT box office prior to each show, which opens 45 minutes before curtain. This play is not recommended for children under age 13.
All performances are held at the Caribbean Community Theatre at #18 Estate Orange Grove in Christiansted, St. Croix.
CCT productions are jointly supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and co-sponsored by The Covert Family Trust, Diageo USVI, Owen and Carol Johnson, Marshall & Sterling Insurance, Seascape Pool Center, and Team Consultants.
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