Pulitzer Prize Play Resonates in These Turbulent Times
By Sally Deering
A three-hander â€“ a play featuring three actors â€“ can be an intimate theater experience, especially when its performed in Mile Square Theatreâ€™s gem of a performance space on Clinton Street in Hoboken. In this case, the three-hander is the Pulitzer Prize winning play Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry, the story of an aging Southern Belle, Daisy Werthan, and her aging African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn. During the course of the play, these two seniors, with a lot of history behind them, cover 25 years of a relationship that begins as a thorny dance between two strangers and develops into a deep love between two friends.
Driving Miss Daisy opens Wed., Jan. 31, and runs through Sun., Feb. 25, and features Barbara Broughton, Count Stovall and Matthew Lawler. Broughton, who plays Daisy, was recently seen on Broadway in the revival of Stephen Sondheimâ€™s Sunday in the Park with George. Stovall, who plays Hoke, was in Broadwayâ€™s A Streetcar Named Desire. Lawler, who plays Daisyâ€™s son Boolie was in MSTâ€™s Betrayal and has been seen in ABCâ€™s The Family. Continue reading A FINE ROMANCE Â Mile Square Theatreâ€™s Driving Miss Daisy opens Jan. 31