Icons steer ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.