Driving Miss Daisy

by Alfred Uhry, directed by Cris Cassell
July 11—August 17, 2008
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm (July 27, Aug. 3, 10, 17), Thursdays at 7:30pm (July 24, 31, Aug. 7, 14)
"Pay What You Will" on 7/18
It’s the smash hit that won the Pulitzer Prize and an Academy Award. The time is 1948, in the deep South, and crusty old white widow Daisy has just demolished another car. When her son hires a soft-spoken black man named Hoke to be her driver, Daisy initially regards him with disdain. But in a series of scenes spanning 25 years, we see them grow ever closer, and it’s soon movingly clear that both have more in common than they’d ever admit. It’s a total delight that’s worth the drive from anywhere!
(in order of appearance)
Anne Ripley (Miss Daisy Werthan)
Alex Shafer (Boolie Werthan)
Bertron Bruno (Hoke Colburn)
Production Staff
Director: Cris Cassell
Producer: Linda Dunn
Set Design: Ken Rowland
Set Construction: David L. Smith
Costume Design: Michael A. Berg
Lighting Design: Anthony Powers
Sound Design: Billie Cox
Properties Design: Sue Anderson
Dialect Coach: Jimmie Harvey
Stage Manager: Madge Grahn
Assistant Stage Manager: Victoria Williams
Light Board Operator: Austin Nuyens
Box Office Manager: Anne Ripley
Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Suomi
Publicity Coordinators: Tinka Ross, Suzie Hughes
Graphic Designer: Mark Shepard


"Anne Ripley and Bertron Bruno as Daisy and Hoke have a lovely rapport that keeps the play engaging. These actors really bring the story to life..."
–Olga Azar, Marin Scope Newspapers

"...many touching moments...thought-provoking drama ...spiced with comedy..."
–Lee Brady, Pacific Sun

"...a string of pearls: each one a carefully crafted vignette that reveals the new directions and new dimensions added to the slowly evolving relationship between Daisy and Hoke. This play is not to be missed."
–Jeffrey R. Smith, S.F. Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle

"Director Cris Cassell has found three excellent players....a fine professional finish to RVP's '07-'08 season."
–Rosine Reynolds, The Ark

"...strongly recommend Driving Miss Daisy as a total delight that is worth the drive from anywhere."
–Flora Lynn Isaacson, San Francisco Bay Times

"...an enjoyable performance, reminding the audience of the value of true friendship."
–Maria Vrobel, Listen and Be Heard

"...warm-hearted, humorous and affecting play is that it is worth the drive to the Barn Theatre."
–Kedar K. Adour, MD, TheatreWorld Internet Magazine/For All Events

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