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Carriage House Players is putting the final touches on the third show of their 25th Anniversary Season.
“Driving Miss Daisy” takes place in the Deep South in 1948, just prior to the civil rights upheaval in the United States.
Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Wertham, a rich, crusty and sharp-tongued widow of 72, is informed by her businessman 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 favorably impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and her latent prejudice.
However, in a series of revealing scenes spanning 25 years and filled with warm humor and glinting insights, the two grow ever closer to and more dependent on each other until eventually they become almost a couple.
Lisa Adams, Truman Carroll and Craig Carodine bring life to this classic story that touches on various issues and tugs on many emotions. Director Mickey Johnson is assisted by Sara Jo Pierce and Truman Carroll.
This skillful team of directors and actors has worked hard to capture the essence of this story for a memorable performance.
The format will be slightly different for this production; there will not be an intermission. Prior to the show, guests will be served sandwiches, desserts and a selection of drinks to enjoy throughout the performance.
Mark your calendars and plan to join CHP for one of their seven performances. The show will run for two weekends, Sept. 6-8 and Sept. 13-15 at 7 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9.
Tickets can be purchased at any of the following ticket outlets: Bagley & Bagley Insurance, The Book Inn, Carter’s Drug Store, Elk River Coffee Company, The Flower House, Parks Jewelers, Regions Bank Park City branch and Sissy’s Antiques.
Tickets may also be reserved by calling CHP’s phone line at 433-1300. Visit the website often for updates www.carriagehouseplayers.com.