Driving Miss Daisy

Fall 2017
Classic Car Collection

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.


Daisy Werthan
Boolie Werthan
Hoke Coleburn