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Driving Miss Daisy – Theatre Review

A sedate play this, comes across as a relatively easy gig for the trio of leading actors, namely Gwen Taylor, Don Warrington and Ian Porter. And it really does not matter if David Esbjornson (Director) agrees, as he presents us with a lovely thing. This play succeeds in illustrating the political and social changes relating to Civil Rights in America, from the latter part of the nineteenth century onwards, while focusing on the ordinariness of two individuals. The play is set in Georgia. The year is 1948 and the hard up and happy, Hoke Coleburn is hired by Boolie Werthan to chauffeur his mother, Daisy around.  The independent, Daisy, is Jewish. An ex teacher, with a determined mind, she is a reluctant receiver of Hoke’s services at first. Hoke is patient and gracious nonetheless. This couple are not dragged into any whirl of emotional turbulence themselves, but they do act as commentators of the bigger picture, in regard to racism against black people and antisemitism in the south of the US particularly, through the reminiscing …