Chattanooga Now Ensemble Theatre presents 'Driving Miss Daisy'

Chattanooga Now Ensemble Theatre presents 'Driving Miss Daisy'

December 6th, 2017 by Staff Report in Chattanooga Now - Art

Terrance Wright and Aleteha Plott star as Hoke Colburn and Daisy Werthan in Ensemble Theatre's production of "Driving Miss Daisy."

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If you go

› What: “Driving Miss Daisy”

› Where: Ensemble Theatre, 5705 Uptain Road

› When: 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Dec. 8-9 and 15-16; 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 10 and 17

› Admission: $15 and $10

› For more information: www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com

The poignant story of deeply rooted affection that grows across racial division, "Driving Miss Daisy," will be presented by Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga beginning Friday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 17.

Written by Alfred Uhry, the Pulitzer Prize-winning script focuses on the relationship of Daisy Werthan, a wealthy Jewish widow living in the South, and her black driver, Hoke Colburn.

"The beauty behind the story is its simplicity, spanning decades and showing the truly remarkable bond forged in the wake of fear and social intolerance, represented brilliantly through Daisy's son, Boolie," says director Monica Woodlief.

"Sparks fly as the two shape each other into someone better than they were before. Through acceptance and understanding on both sides, Daisy and Hoke's relationship shows us all the true nature of friendship, love and camaraderie."

A recurring ensemble member of ETC, Woodlief is making her directorial debut with "Driving Miss Daisy." Alethea Plott plays the strong-willed Miss Daisy; Terrance Wright the chauffeur whom Daisy deems her best friend. Boolie is played by Eric "Red" Wyatt.

For more information: www.ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com.