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Breda Cashe and Pat Moylan in association with the Gaiety Theatre present the Irish premiere of:
Driving Miss Daisy By Alfred Uhry (Pulitzer Prize for Drama)
Starring Gwen Taylor (Duty Free, Heartbeat and Coronation Street)
and Ernest Perry Jr. (ER, Liar Liar and The Color of Money)
Directed by John P. Kelly
From the producers who brought you the world stage premiere of The Shawshank Redemption, comes this Oscar-winning story of friendship.
The Irish premiere of Driving Miss Daisy at the Gaiety Theatre is a timelessly searing, funny, and heart-warming play about friendship, told through two of popular culture’s most enduring characters. When Daisy Werthan (Gwen Taylor), a rich, sharp-tongued, Jewish widow from the Deep South, crashes her car, her son Boolie hires Hoke Colburn (Ernest Perry Jr.), an African American man, to drive her around. What begins as a troubled and hostile pairing, blossoms over 25 years into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.
Their iconic tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions worldwide.
From its landmark Off-Broadway production in 1987 to the remarkable success of the Oscar-winning film version with Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman (four Academy Awards, including Best Picture), Driving Miss Daisy has become one of the most beloved American stories of the late twentieth century.
The Guardian calls this play “a gold-wrapped gift for actors” and John P. Kelly directs a stellar cast in this new staging for the Gaiety Theatre.
“…Driving Miss Daisy is a total delight." —NY Daily News.
“A perfect night at the theatre.” – Wall Street Journal
"…a perfectly poised and shaped miniature on the odd-couple theme." —NY Post.