Auditions for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ slated

Staff Report

Auditions for the Surry Arts Council’s production of “Driving Miss Daisy” will be held Monday and Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.

Written by Alfred Uhry, “Driving Miss Daisy” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988.

The play opens in 1948, prior to the civil rights movement, and spans 25 years, telling the story of Daisy Werthan, a sharp-tongued and severe widow, and Hoke, a black man hired to be her chauffeur.

“Though the two have little in common and begin with a mutual distrust of one another, over time Daisy and Hoke become unlikely friends and grow dependent upon one another,” the council said in announcing the auditions. The film version of the story, starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, was released in 1989 and won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay.

John Adams will direct. Adams has directed several previous productions at the Surry Arts Council including “The Sound of Music,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Smoke on the Mountain,” and “A Christmas Story.”

“Driving Miss Daisy” has roles for two men (one middle-aged, one senior) and one woman (senior). Actors are encouraged to prepare a monologue for the audition and scripts will be available to read from as well.

For additional information, please contact Tanya Jones at 789-7998 or [email protected]

Staff Report

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