Monday, January 13, 2014

theatre review DRIVING MISS DAISY - Desert Arts Stages - Dec. 28

Barbara McBain and Al Lowe
Click hear to read my complete Talkin' Broadway review of the  recent Desert Stages production of Driving Miss Daisy.

"Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is presenting a lovely production of Driving Miss Daisy through January 12th. I would think by now that everyone knows the plot, due to the hugely successful 1989 Oscar winning film, but the play, originally produced Off-Broadway in 1987, is a much more intimate experience. With only a cast of three, and with the most minimal of sets, the play presents the relationship that develops between Daisy, a Jewish woman in her early 70s, and Hoke, her black chauffeur, over a 25 year period in Atlanta from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. Since Daisy has recently wrecked her car and is no longer insurable, her son Boolie enlists Hoke to drive her. At first, the very independent and stern Daisy doesn't want anything to do with having someone drive her around, but she slowly she comes to terms with having this person in her life. "

Photo: Heather Butcher

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