Actors Circle to hold auditions for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

First Posted: 9/2/2014

Actors Circle auditions for “Driving Miss Daisy” will be held at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton Friday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 7. from 7 to 9 p.m. both days.

Needed are three characters: African American man about 40 and female about 60 – 70, male 40 – 50.

For more information contact the director, John McInerney, at 570-587-5922.

Show dates are Nov. 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 and 16.

“Driving Miss Daisy” is an award-winning play about a sweet old southern woman who has been put upon by her son to stop driving and allow a charming man, hired by her son, to drive her about. The relationship that develops between the old woman and her chauffeur is touching, comedic, and special.

This was later adapted as a film in 1989, with Morgan Freeman reprising his role as Hoke Colburn (whom he also portrayed in the play) and Jessica Tandy playing Miss Daisy. The story defines Daisy and her point of view through a network of relationships and emotions by focusing on her home life, synagogue, friends, family, fears, and concerns over a 25-year period.

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