Icons steer ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

Jun 27, 2014
Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones star in a recent acclaimed stage production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” captured in high definition video.

Rockland — Five-time Tony Award and three-time Academy Award nominee Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony Award winner and Academy Award winner James Earl Jones star in Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer–Prize winning play “Driving Miss Daisy,” screened in a captured-live HD production Thursday, July 10, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

The production was shot during the play’s Australian tour at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre by film producers Richard Moore and Jill Bilcock. After sell-out seasons on Broadway and London’s West End, this screening offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to see two iconic Broadway and Hollywood veterans in one of the most enduring and popular stage plays of our time. The production also stars four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines.

“Driving Miss Daisy” tells the affecting story of the decades-long relationship between an elderly Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her compassionate African-American chauffeur, Hoke Colburn. Their story of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship has warmed the hearts of millions worldwide. Directed by the award-winning David Esbjornson, the elegant stage production has received acclaimed reviews around the world.

Tickets are $20. $15 for students. For more information about all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, visit rocklandstrand.com; call 594-0070, ext. 3; or email info@rocklandstrand.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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