Driving Miss Daisy is a total delight.”
~ NY Daily News
“…gives off a warm glow of humane affirmation.”
~ Variety
“…a perfectly poised and shaped miniature on the odd-couple theme.”
~ NY Post
“The play is sweet without being mawkish, ameliorative, without being sanctimonious.”
~ NY Times
Performance Dates

Driving Miss Daisy

Classic Car Collection
3600 Highway 30  • Kearney, NE 68847
Located adjacent to Cabela’s

September 7-9 • 7 pm
September 10 • 2 pm

Tickets: $20 General Admission

Driving Miss Daisy is a warm-hearted, humorous story of an unlikely relationship between an aging Southern belle and a proud, soft-spoken black man. The place is the Deep South, the year 1948, shortly before the civil rights movement. Wealthy widow Daisy Werthan, living in Atlanta, is determined to keep her independence as she ages. However, after crashing her car, her son, Boolie, arranges a chauffeur. He hires a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, who Miss Daisy immediately dislikes. Daisy and Hoke’s relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions. Made popular by the Academy Award-winning film starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, this play is filled with absorbing scenes of a deep friendship that sprung from a rough start.

Classic Car Collection is the best public car attraction between Chicago and Denver that includes more than 160 vintage automobiles from the early 1900’s to the 1980’s. The Collection features a diverse and all encompassing array of cars, and illustrates the evolution and art of the automobile, plus its role in our lives. Crane River Theater is excited to partner with this unique venue for our performances, and feature authentic cars from Driving Miss Daisy.


Daisy Werthan
Boolie Werthan
Hoke Coleburn