Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site (Museum, Theatre, Petersen House) and the Center for Education and Leadership will be closed to the public on Friday, May 22, and Sunday, May 31. In addition, Tuesday, May 26 – Saturday, May 30, the museum and theatre will be closed to the public, while the Petersen House and Center for Education and Leadership will remain open.
Driving Miss Daisy
Driving Miss Daisy
by Alfred Uhry; directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
September 26-October 26, 2014
“Feel-good Daisy!” –The Washington Post
“Perfectly cast! Tour-de-force performances!” –Broadway World
“Spectacular! Authentic, heartfelt and deeply entertaining!” –DC Metro Theater Arts
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Pulitzer Prize Winner!
Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace return to Ford’s to perform in this beloved classic. When Daisy Werthan causes a car wreck, her son hires hard-working chauffeur Hoke Colburn to look after her. What begins as a hostile clashing of wills between a stubborn Jewish matriarch and a proud black man evolves into a decades-long friendship as the two navigate Civil Rights-era Atlanta. With humor and heartfelt emotion, Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play poignantly explores the transformative power of true friendship.
“A heartwarming tale about the manner in which two people of goodwill cross the deep ravines of cultural borders and come to an understanding and respect for each other.”
-The New York Times
Recommended for ages 10 and older. Some adult language and a description of violence. Performance is 80 minutes with no intermission.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Driving Miss Daisy Meet and Mingle
Following the 2:00 p.m. performance of Driving Miss Daisy, talk theatre with fellow audience members as well as director Jennifer Nelson and assistant director Rick Hammerly, who will be on hand to discuss the production. This free event takes place at the restaurant Bistro D’Oc, located just across the street from Ford’s Theatre. A cash bar will be available.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Under 35 Night at Driving Miss Daisy
Use the Under 35 discount to purchase a Driving Miss Daisy ticket for Wednesday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m. and after the performance, Ford’s invites you to stay late for a complimentary glass of wine provided by Cork Wine Bar. Hang out with like-minded young arts fans, meet new people and see the theatre in a brand new light.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Post-Performance Discussion after the 2 p.m. matinee
Following the 2:00 p.m. performance, Rabbi Michael Safra, an Atlanta native, will lead a post-performance discussion where he will share the history of changing Southern mores. Rabbi Safra is the rabbi at B’nai Israel Congregation in Rockville, Maryland. He is President of the Rabbinical Assembly Washington/Baltimore region.
Making Driving Miss Daisy a Parent’s Night Out
Need a babysitter for the night of the show? We’re partnering with UrbanSitter to offer you $10 off babysitting when you see Driving Miss Daisy. If this is your first booking on UrbanSitter, simply enter code FORDS10 on the site. Learn more.
Please note: The September 30 performance is a private performance.
Production Sponsors: Oshkosh Corporation, Siemens Corporation and ConocoPhillips
Media Partner: WAMU 88.5 FM
This performance is part of Art4All DC.
Photos of Craig Wallace and Nancy Robinette by Scott Suchman.
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