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Driving Miss Daisy (Opening Night)

  • ANACOSTIA PLAYHOUSE 2020 Shannon Place Southeast Washington, DC, 20020 United States (map)

Driving Miss Daisy rolls into the Anacostia Playhouse for the holidays!

It’s the deep south in 1948 and Daisy Werthan has just demolished another car. Over her protestations (“I still have rights!” she says), her son Boolie has hired Hoke Coleburn, a black man, to be her chauffeur. So begins a 25-year relationship that starts with distrust at the dawn of the civil rights era, but through the years grows into a loving interdependence neither could have predicted (or admit to).

Directed by Ella Davis who helmed this past summer’s hit Happy EndingDaisy promises to be just what you need for the season at the end of a turbulent year. It will leave you with a smile on your face and feeling hopeful about the world.

On Stage

James Foster, Jr. as Hoke Coleburn

Adele Robey  as Daisy Werthan

Matty Griffiths as Boolie

Artistic Team

Lighting Design: John D. Alexander

Set Design: Emily Lotz

Costume Design: Nora Dahlberg

Sound & Projections: Tewodross (Teo) Melchishua Williams 

Stage Manager: Rachel Walsh

10 performances only!

December 13 (preview) through December 23

Thurs-Sat at 8pm, Sat and Sun at 3pm

Anacostia Playhouse

2020 Shannon Place SE

Washington DC 20020


Tickets $40 general. $30 East of the River/Senior/Student. Limited PWYC one hour before.

Click here for tickets.

Earlier Event: December 13
Driving Miss Daisy (PWYC Preview)
Later Event: December 15
Selfies With Santa