Monday, March 7, 2011

theatre review, DRIVING MISS DAISY, Broadway Feb 8, 2011

We caught up with Driving Miss Daisy a few weeks ago.  I would think by now that everyone knows about this story from the Oscar winning film, but the show itself is a much more intimate experience than the movie.  The play is a three character one that represents the relationship that develops between a Jewish woman in her 60's in Atlanta and her black driver over a 25 year period from the late 40's to the 70's.  This production is slightly expanded from the original Off Broadway production from the mid 80's, but still only uses a few set pieces to effectively present the scenes in the car that Hoke drives Miss Daisy in as a couple of benches and a steering wheel as well as using a staircase and table that represent Daisy's house and various other locations.  Vanessa Redrave, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines are all top notch actors, so if you haven't had a chance to see this yet, get yourself to the Golden Theatre before April 9th when this closes.

Amazon link for the script of the play...
Driving Miss Daisy.
Amazon link for the dvd...Driving Miss Daisy (Keepcase)

No comments:

Post a Comment