Driving Miss Daisy

by Alfred Uhry

Starting in 1948, this drama covers the 25 year friendship of an elderly white woman and her black driver, as they navigate through the ups and downs of life in the South.

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Daisy Wethan, an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her 40-year-old son Boolie arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start, but Hoke puts up with the somewhat crotchety “Miss Daisy” with dignity. She teaches Hoke to read when she learns that he cannot, which comes naturally to her, having been a teacher.  Ultimately, they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions.

“​A touching story, beautifully directed and acted. The humor, the poignancy, the gradual transformation –it was all there. 

The best performance of “Driving Miss Daisy” I ever saw, including the film.” 

~ Julie McHale, theater critic
due to high ticket demand, we have added an additional performance for Thursday, February 21st at 7:30 PM.
Performance DateTime
February 8, 20197:30 PMSOLD OUT
February 9, 20197:30 PMSOLD OUT
February 15, 20197:30 PMSOLD OUT
February 16, 20197:30 PM SOLD OUT
February 17, 2019 – MATINEE2:00 PM
February 21, 20197:30 PMAdditional Performance Added
February 22, 20197:30 PMSOLD OUT
February 23, 20197:30MSOLD OUT
February 24, 2019 – MATINEE2:00 PMSOLD OUT

Daisy Werthan – Mary Buchel
Hoke Coleburn – Andre Lee Ellis
Boolie Werthan – Scott Sorensen

This production is directed by Mary Breitrick.


Tickets can be reserved by emailing DrivingMissDaisy@villageplayhouse.org, or calling 414.207.4879.

Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets.


$15 for students and seniors, $17 for adults.

Ask about special pricing for groups of 10 or more. Village Playhouse members receive half price tickets for opening night performances. Contact us for details on becoming a member.

Were you involved in the 1978-1979 Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa’s first season?  Then you are invited to attend any production in our 40th season, at no charge.  Email or call us to reserve your ticket!