Driving Miss Daisy
Paperback, 59 pages ISBN: 9780930452896Publication Date:
8 Jan 1989
Size: 215mm x 135mm£12.99
First Staged:
New York 1987; West End 1988

Driving Miss Daisy

By Alfred Uhry

Paperback £12.99

  • Pulitzer Prize for Drama - 1988

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play which became the Oscar-winning film - a delicate depiction of racial tensions and of growing old.

Set in mid-century Atlanta, Alfred Uhry's play Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first Daisy is none too happy about being forced to rely on a black man. But Hoke gradually wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play the two develop a deep-rooted affection.

Driving Miss Daisy was first staged in an Off-Broadway production at Playwrights Horizons Studio Theatre, New York, in April 1987. It was premiered in the UK at the Apollo Theatre in the West End in 1988.

Press Quotes

'A fine and indeed noble piece of work'

Telegraph

'A graceful and quietly potent drama'

Evening Standard

'Utterly engaging - how warm and wonderful and human it all is'

Washington Post

'Its restraint and plain common sense seem a near miracle'

Wall Street Journal
Paperback, 59 pages ISBN: 9780930452896Publication Date:
8 Jan 1989
Size: 215mm x 135mm£12.99

Also by Alfred Uhry:

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

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