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Driving Miss Daisy

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Before Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, who won an Oscar for it, and Dan Aykroyd got their hands on the script, Driving Miss Daisy won a Pulitzer Prize for playwright Alfred Uhry. Though better known for musicals, Uhry wrote the play about an aging Jewish woman in Atlanta in the 1950s who requires assistance in her later years. Her son, a character Uhry is rumored to have modeled on himself, hires Hoke, a black man, to be her driver and take care of her. Mired in racial stereotypes and her own stubbornness, she offers him a cold reception, but Hoke is every bit determined as he is graceful. As the tensions slowly thaw, they open up to a real friendship. Rebecca Hale directs Pauline Prelutsky, Timothy Bellow and Mike Schultz. Tickets $16 adults, $14 students/seniors. --Will Coviello

7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., Jan 18-20; 2:30 p.m. Sun., Jan. 21; through Feb. 3

ActorÕs Theatre of New Orleans, 4539 I-10 Service Road, Suite 200, 456-4111; www.actorstheatreofneworleans.com

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