ARTS is always excited to be involved in local events. Some of our rental lighting gear will be used in the upcoming Hilliard Arts Council theatrical production of Driving Miss Daisy, which will take place at at the Makoy Center in Hilliard, Ohio. the weekend of February 28, 2014.
Driving Miss Daisy takes place in the deep South starting in 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Wertham, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of 72 is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on each other until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Both characters evolve and grow ever closer until, in the end, they realize that they have more in common than they ever believed possible–and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.
This production will benefit The Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center. Join us for pre-show appetizers, a wonderful performance starring Linda Dorff, and a meet and greet following the show. A cash bar will be open 30 minutes prior to the performance as well as during the meet and greet.
For more information about the performances and tickets, please visit the Hilliard Arts Council’s website.
Read about the show in the ThisWeek newspaper article.