Set in mid-century Atlanta, Driving Miss Daisy tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first, Daisy is none to happy about being forced by her son, Boolie, to rely on a black man to get from one place to the next. Gradually, however, Hoke wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play, the two develop a deeply-rooted affection. This Pulitzer Prize winning classic is a delicate depiction of simmering racial tensions, the inevitable passage of time, and the universal experience of aging. Playwright Alfred Uhry creates two outsiders who come to a mutual respect and a poignant devotion to each other, each one grounded in their staunch independence, unbending strength, and stubborn integrity.
In 1988, Driving Miss Daisy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Best Off-Broadway Play.