This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, tracks the unexpected friendship that develops between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow, has an auto accident, her son hires Hoke Colburn, a black man, to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated Atlanta and the South at the time. The only off-Broadway play ever to spawn an Oscar-winning movie, Driving Miss Daisy comes to Sacramento Theatre Company's Pollock Stage.
Running time is 90 minutes, and the show is appropriate for those in middle school and older.