Theater group to perform ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

Jackson County Community Theatre will present the final show of the 2015-16 season, “Driving Miss Daisy,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again May 6 and 7 at Royal-Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown.

The comedy/drama by Alfred Uhrey focuses on an unexpected friendship and completes the group’s season theme of “JCCT Goes Hollywood.” Each of this season’s shows has been a classic on the silver screen.

“Driving Miss Daisy” appeared off-Broadway from 1987 to 1990, winning the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for drama and several other awards.

The play made its Broadway debut in 1988 and was adapted into a screenplay for a 1989 film, which was awarded four Academy Awards.

In the Jackson County Community Theatre production, Marilyn Kendall plays the part of Miss Daisy, Anthony Alexander is making his stage debut as Hoke and John Hiester is Daisy’s long-suffering son, Boolie.

The play is directed by Joel McGill. Sarah McGill is producer and director’s assistant.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors and are on sale at Family Drug in Brownstown and JCCT’s new Seymour ticket location, Artistic Impressions at Second and Chestnut streets. Out-of-county patrons may call 812-358-5228 to reserve tickets.

The season is supported by a grant from the Arts Partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, Indiana Arts Commission and Columbus Area Arts Council.

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