Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Driving Miss Daisy

by Alfred Uhry Running Time: 1 hour, 30 min

October 13, 2011 to
October 30, 2011

Cabot Theatre
Directed by C. Michael Wright

Featuring Ruth Schudson, Michael A. Torrey & Jonathan West

When Daisy Werthan, rich, sharp-tongued and Jewish, demolishes yet another car, her son, Boolie, decides it's time to hire a chauffeur. Little does he realize that the thoughtful, but uneducated, Hoke Coleburn will become a major influence in Daisy's life over the next 25 years.

Alfred Uhry's quietly powerful script examines the ever-changing racial relations of Atlanta, Georgia - and America - with an abundance of humor, honesty and dignity.

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award

Sponsored by John E. Holland

Playright
Alfred Uhry
Cast
Daisy Werthan Ruth Schudson
Hoke Coleburn Michael A. Torrey
Boolie Werthan Jonathan West
Production Staff
Director C. Michael Wright
Scenic Designer Steve Barnes
Costume Designer Kristina Van Slyke
Lighting Designer Noele Stollmack
Properties Master Nikki Kulas
Sound Designer Phil Wooding
Stage Manager Brandy Kline
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Talk Theatre

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:00 PM

An opportunity to participate in informal pre-show discussions with MCT's Producing Artistic Director and other show-specific theatre artists.

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ViewPoints

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 6:30 PM

Experience in-depth, pre-show presentations led by engaging guest experts who offer insights into show-related issues and field questions from knowledge-hungry patrons.

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Talkbacks

Thursday, October 20, 2011 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:30 PM

After select Thursday evening performances, you can meet the artists involved in a production, ask questions about the creative process and discuss your theatergoing experience.

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Resources


Driving Miss Daisy - media release

Friday, September 16, 2011

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Media Coverage


Deeply Moving 'Driving Miss Daisy'

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

by Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express; In a way, human history could be described as a collection of stories of people being forced to meet each other.

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The World in a Matchbox

Friday, October 21, 2011

by Russ Bickerstaff, Shepherd Express blog; Seeing three shows a week, I often tend to forget the sheer joy of the most basic elements of theatre. C. Michael Wright hands you a tiny matchbox.

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Actors shine and brawl at the Broadway Theatre Center

Thursday, October 20, 2011

by Damien Jaques, OnMilwaukee.com; Actress Ruth Schudson has had 65 opening nights with the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, the company she co-founded with Montgomery Davis in 1975. Along the way she became Milwaukee's Judi Dench.

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Small is Beautiful

Monday, October 17, 2011

by Paul Kosidowski, Inside Milwaukee/Milwaukee Magazine; In the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s beautifully tender new production, the scenes flit by with a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it brevity – almost as if they were glimpsed through the window of Daisy Werthan’s passing car

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News


No overplaying roles in this 'Daisy'

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Trusting a stellar cast and the script they're charged with interpreting, Wright and the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre give us a "Daisy" worth driving downtown to see.

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WUWM Lake Effect interview with Ruth Schudson

Monday, October 17, 2011

WUWM's Bonnie North interviewed Ruth Schudson for Lake Effect

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Schudson takes on 65th role for Chamber Theatre

Thursday, October 13, 2011

by Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Ruth Schudson, stepping into her 65th role for the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, has played in Shaw and Shakespeare, "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "Hay Fever," T.S. Eliot and Neil Simon. But she will tell you flat out there is one part she hates to play: the role of Ruth Schudson in the spotlight.

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Role of ‘Miss Daisy’ unites Schudson’s identities

Saturday, October 1, 2011

by Nancy Weiss-McQuide, Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle; Many actors — and painters and musicians — have felt that their art was somehow “in my blood.” Actor Ruth Schudson, co-founder of the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, is one of them.

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An inside look at Driving Miss Daisy

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Director C. Michael Wright shares details about his collaboration with scenic designer Steve Barnes to create the world of DRIVING MISS DAISY.

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Ruth Schudson, Milwaukee's Leading Lady

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

When MCT co-founder Ruth Schudson takes the stage in DRIVING MISS DAISY this fall it will mark her 65th production with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre! This occasion is a great opportunity to tell you more about our remarkable co-founder.

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Check out this preview video!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Watch a DRIVING MISS DAISY preview video now! Just click 'more info'

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