Visalia Players take the wheel for Driving Miss Daisy

Live shows and matinees at the Ice House Theater begin Oct. 27

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VISALIA – Based on author Alfred Uhry’s life with his grandmother, the play depicts Daisy’s relationship with her African-American chauffeur, Hoke. Set between 1948 and 1973, we see Daisy, a Jewish woman of Atlanta, adjusting to the “indignities” of her perceived loss of independence when son Boolie hires Hoke to drive her. This warm and often funny play is the first of a trilogy by Uhry, originally starring Morgan Freeman and Dana Ivey and later adapted to film, with Freeman as Hoke and Jessica Tandy as Daisy.  The play is written by Alfred Uhry and directed by Sharon DeCoux.

Evening shows are slated for  7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28, and Nov. 3, 4, 10 and 11. Matinee shows will be at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and 12.

Tickets are available ahead of the show for purchase at visaliaplayers.com for $16, or $8 for students. Tickets purchased at the box office on day of the performance are priced at $20, or $10 for students.

The Ice House Theatre is located at 410 E. Race in Visalia.

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