“Write what you know” is a familiar adage in the literary world. Playwright Alfred Uhry took that advice to heart and wrote the Atlanta Trilogy. All three works concern the lives of Jewish people in Atlanta throughout the 20th century.
Though Driving Miss Daisy has a cast of only three, playwright Alfred Uhry creates a rich world of characters living in Atlanta at mid-century. In this blog post, we’ve highlighted the key players!
Director Jennifer L. Nelson returns to the Ford’s Theatre for the first time since 2012 to direct this season’s production of Driving Miss Daisy. Jennifer sat down with us to talk about the unlikely relationship that evolves between an older Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
The story of “Driving Miss Daisy” takes place from 1948 to 1973—a period of great societal change in America. As part of our production study guide, the Ford’s education team has created a timeline of events that highlights major milestones in the Civil Rights era.
Ford’s Theatre is excited to begin its 2014-2015 season. The season will include main stage productions of Driving Miss Daisy, the return of Edward Gero as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, the world premiere of The Widow Lincoln by James Still, and the new musical Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.
In April 2014, Ford’s photographed the actors appearing in this fall’s production of Driving Miss Daisy. To add an authentic flair to the photos, we reached out to vintage car enthusiasts to help us convey the look of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.
Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry’s award-winning drama about the transformative power of friendship, will grace the Ford’s Theatre stage this fall. We recently asked acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace about their complicated roles of Daisy Werthan and Hoke Colburn.
Spring 2015 will mark 150 years since Lincoln’s assassination at Ford’s Theatre and the end of the Civil War. Our programming team has tailored the upcoming Ford’s Theatre season’s spring stage productions and special exhibition to focus on the Ford’s 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination.