Port Theatre hosts Pulitzer-winning play Driving Miss Daily

Pulitzer Prize-winning play Driving Miss Daisy will be at the Port Theatre on Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 8-9).

The play documents the adventures of a Southern matriarch, played by Nicola Lipman and her chauffeur, played by John Campbell, over the course of their 25-year friendship, and reveals the power of the human heart to overcome prejudices.

The play is produced by the Arts Club Theatre Company, based in Vancouver.

“I am thrilled and honoured to have been asked to participate in this festive 50th season at the Arts Club by directing Driving Miss Daisy,” director Mario Crudo, said  in a press release. “This show is brimming with heart.”

Driving Miss Daisy was written by playwright Alfred Uhry and opened at Playwrights Horizons in New York in 1987. Eventually the play moved to the John Houseman Theatre where it ran for three years and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988.

The film version, which stared Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1990. It also won for Best Picture.

Driving Miss Daisy takes the stage at the Port Theatre on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $45; $40/members; $15/students. For tickets, please call 250-754-8550 or visit www.porttheatre.com.

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