ProArts, Inc. will present and encore presentation of "Driving Miss Daisy" by Alfred Uhry as the second production of our Fall season. The Pulitzer Prize winning classic will be presented for ten performances at the ProArts Playhouse in Kihei.
"Driving Miss Daisy" is the timeless, searing, funny, and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two of popular culture's most enduring characters. When Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in midcentury Atlanta, is deemed too old to drive, her son, Boolie, hires Hoke Coleburn, an African American man, to serve as her chauffeur. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them. From its landmark Off-Broadway production in 1987 to the remarkable success of the Oscar-winning film version (4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture), "Driving Miss Daisy" has become one of the most beloved American stories of the late twentieth century.
From the creative team that brought you "The Mousetrap", "Sylvia" and "Doubt", "Driving Miss Daisy" is brought to life in Kihei by Maui's top talent: Joyce Romero as Daisy, J. Marc Mance as Hoke and Jonathan Yudis as Boolie.
"Driving Miss Daisy" is produced and directed by Jonathan Lehman, with scenery designed by Caro Walker, costumes by Sarah Loney, and lighting design by Bonnie Prucha.
Opening night is November 2 and the show plays until November 18, 2012 ; Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm. There will be no performance on November 4. Thursday nights are Kama'aina nights with reduced rates for Hawaii residents. Reserved seat tickets are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for Kama'aina on Saturday, November 2, and Thursdays, November 8 and 15..
The intimate ProArts Playhouse is located at the Azeka (Makai) Shopping Center, 1280 S. Kihei Rd. in Kihei. The Playhouse is air conditioned with 80 reserved seats. There is free parking, plenty of nearby restaurants, and an art gallery inside with works by local artists Linda Ewing and Caro Walker.
All ages will enjoy this American classic which runs 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.
Call 463-6550 for tickets or more information.