Driving Miss Daisy
By Alfred Uhry

 

For those unfamiliar with the play, it begins in the Deep South in 1948, just prior to the Civil Rights movement.  Miss Daisy Werthan, moneyed, bristly widow in her early seventies has recently crashed yet another car.  Consequently, she is told by her son that from now on she must have a chauffeur.  He hires Hoke, a thoughtful, unemployed black man, to do that job; Miss Daisy immediately reacts to him with disdain.  For his part, Hoke is not impressed with Miss Daisy's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. Over the next twenty-five years, the story, in a series of vignettes, details how the two grow closer and more dependent on one another.

 

Cast of Characters

DAISY WERTHAN, a widow, about age 70

HOKE COLEBURN, her chauffer, ages 50-60

BOOLIE WERTHAN, Daisy's son, ages 40 to 50

 

Availability

Rehearsals will run evenings, with the occasional Saturday, from mid-August through late September

Performances are September 28, 29, 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14.  Friday and Saturdays are evenings, Sundays are 3 p.m. matinees.

 

Auditions

Saturday, August 11, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Monday, August 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Both at the Beaumont Women's Club Community Center, 306 E 6th Street (corner of 6th and Euclid), Beaumont, CA.

 

Other Information

Please bring CV and head shot; be prepared to read from the script.

Questions: Call the director, Richard Meinhold, at 951.217.2962