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"Driving Miss Daisy" Hits the Stage in Bucyrus, Ohio: Plan Your Weekend Package with Us!

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February 21, 2014

A film everyone grew to love when it premiered in 1989 with Morgan Freeman, “Driving Miss Daisy,” is now returning to its theatre stage roots and right here in Bucyrus! Originally first written as a stage play, “Driving Miss Daisy” will be a production in Ohio at the Bucyrus Little Theatre March 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:30 p.m. and March 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now, with adult tickets at $15 and students $10.

About “Driving Miss Daisy”

Play byAlfred Uhry
Director: Scott Painter

The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of 72, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice.

But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning 25 years, the two grow ever closer to, and more dependent on each other. It is movingly clear that they have more in common than they ever believed possible--and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.

“Driving Miss Daisy,” when it was adapted for the screen, became the only film based on an off-Broadway production ever to win an Academy Award for Best Picture! However, after it premiered on the stage first in 1987, Uhry received the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work.

Plan Your Weekend Getaway with Us!

Plan a weekend getaway that includes watching entertainment live on the stage right here in the rural setting of Bucyrus, Ohio. We’d love you to stay at HideAway Inn with us the night before or after the performance.

We are located in central Ohio in the rolling woodland area and offer a quaint bed and breakfast feel, but with top-notch dining options that will add even more delight to your visit. Call HideAway Country Inn at 419-562-3013 to include tickets to one of these performances in your stay! And if you’d like more information on Bucyrus Little Theater, go online to http://bucyruslittletheatre.com/.

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