(HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Currently on stage at Mile Square Theatre is Alfred Uhry’s powerful masterpiece Driving Miss Daisy. Set in the South between the late 40’s and early 70’s, the play explores an unlikely friendship between an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffer, Hoke Colburn. The production runs until February 25.
Click here for an interview with Chris O'Connor, MST Artistic Director/Producer, about Driving Miss Daisy and Mile Square Theatre from New Jersey Stage magazine.
The cast includes Barbara Broughton (Broadway's Sunday in the Park with George), Count Stovall (Broadway's A Streetcar Named Desire), and Matthew Lawler (MST’s Betrayal and ABC’s The Family).
The creative team, led by director Mark Cirnigliaro (The Net Will Appear) includes MST resident scenic designer Matthew J. Fick (The Net Will Appear), MST resident costume designer Peter Fogel (Betrayal, 39 Steps), and lighting designer Justin Partier (The Net Will Appear).
Driving Miss Daisy is presented by Mile Square Theatre from January 31 through February 25 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm. Performances take place at 1400 Clinton Street in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Photos by Joe Epstein
originally published: 2018-02-01 12:26:24
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