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Friday, February 2, 2018

'Driving Miss Daisy' now at Hoboken's Mile Square Theatre


Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County’s leading professional theatre, kicks off its 2018 season with Alfred Uhry’s powerful masterpiece Driving Miss Daisy. Set in the South between the late 40’s and early 70’s, the play explores an unlikely friendship between an elderly white Southern Jewish woman, Daisy Werthan, and her African-American chauffer, Hoke Colburn.

“When looking for a play to open the 2018 season, I was searching for a work that dealt with the tension between race and class and decided to re-read Alfred Uhry’s well known play Driving Miss Daisy.” says MST Artistic Director Chris O’Connor. “I was moved by its heart and its strength as a work of drama. And it’s still very relevant in a time in the world when tolerance and acceptance are under assault by a rising tide of bigotry.”  

Driving Miss Daisy begins performances on January 31 and runs till February 25. Opening night and the 2018 Season Opening Celebration is February 2, catered by Amanda’s Restaurant.

The cast includes Barbara Broughton (B’way’s Sunday in the Park with George), Count Stovall (B’way’s A Streetcar Named Desire), and Matthew Lawler (MST’s Betrayal and ABC’s The Family).

The creative team, led by director Mark Cirnigaliaro (The Net Will Appear), includes MST resident scenic designer Matthew J. Fick (The Net Will Appear), MST resident costume designer Peter Fogel (Betrayal, 39 Steps), and lighting designer Justin Partier (The Net Will Appear).

Driving Miss Daisy, presented by Mile Square Theatre
January 31 through February 25. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm, and Sundays @ 3pm

Tickets available at www.milesquaretheatre.org, or by calling 201-683-7014.
Tickets are $30-40 • $18 students and seniors. $15 previews on 1/31 and 2/1.
Opening Night Season Opener Party: $99


Discount Parking available at The Harlow at 1330 Willow Avenue and at Little Man Parking at 1300 Jefferson Street.

For more information on Mile Square Theatre, please visit www.milesquaretheatre.org.

MST Season Sponsorship: Advance Realty, Bijou Properties, Carepoint Health, CSBK, Halstead Property, Ironstate, Jet.com, Little City Books, The Rockefeller Group

Mile Square Theatre is supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Mile Square Theatre is a member of The New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

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