Newington Mainstage kicks off its second season with the Pulitzer Prize winning play Driving Miss Daisy, directed by and starring Broadway veteran Carolyn Kirsch. Performances will be at their brand new home - the Newington Town Hall Auditorium. There will be three performances only - September 14-16.
Set in Atlanta, Georgia from 1948 to 1973, this classic play tells the story of "Daisy Werthan," an independent, aging Jewish widow – disagreeable and set in her ways – reluctantly surrendering the driver’s seat to "Hoke Coleburn", a proud, soft-spoken black man.
Carolyn Kirsch, who directs and plays the title role, is a veteran of more than 15 Broadway shows over a 21 year period of working in theatre in New York City and beyond. Her many credits include the original companies of A Chorus Line (Theatre World Award), Chicago (with Bob Fosse), and CoCo (which starred Katharine Hepburn), among countless others. She is joined on stage by Richard Nelson as "Hoke Coleburn," and Nat Holmes as Daisy’s son, "Boolie Werthan."
Three performances only
September 14-16 (Friday & Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm)
at the Newington Town Hall (131 Cedar Street, Newington).
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 3
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