An actress in a beribboned hat and pearls looks on from the back seat of a car at her driver. She wears a look of concern. The driver wears a suit and cap and appears to be mid-sentence.
Nancy Robinette as Daisy and Craig Wallace as Hoke in the Ford’s Theatre production of Driving Miss Daisy, directed by Jennifer L. Nelson. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Driving Miss Daisy

Pulitzer Prize Winner!

date September 26, 2014 — October 26, 2014

Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette and Craig Wallace return to Ford’s to perform in this beloved classic. When Daisy Werthan causes a car wreck, her son hires hard-working chauffeur Hoke Colburn to look after her. What begins as a hostile clashing of wills between a stubborn Jewish matriarch and a proud black man evolves into a decades-long friendship as the two navigate Civil Rights-era Atlanta. With humor and heartfelt emotion, Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play poignantly explores the transformative power of true friendship.

Artistic Team

Written by Alfred Uhry
Director Jennifer L. Nelson
Scenic Design Tony Cisek
Costume Design Helen Huang
Lighting Design Dan Covey
Sound Design Elisheba Ittoop
Wig and Make-Up Design Anne Nesmith
Dialects Lynn Watson
Production Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast
Assistant Stage Manager Hannah R. O’Neil

Cast

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Nancy Robinette

Daisy Werthan

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Ron Heneghan

Boolie Werthan

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Craig Wallace

Hoke Coleburn

From the Gallery

An actress in patterned dress, gray suit jacket and matching hat sits in the back seat of a car looks at her driver. Her driver, in a suit and glasses, has turned around and is speaking to her.

Nancy Robinette as Daisy and Craig Wallace as Hoke in the Ford’s Theatre production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” directed by Jennifer L. Nelson. Photo by Scott Suchman.

An actress in a fur coat and pearl necklace sits in the back seat of a car looks at her driver. Her driver, in a suit and cap, has turned around and is speaking to her.

Nancy Robinette as Daisy and Craig Wallace as Hoke in the Ford’s Theatre production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” directed by Jennifer L. Nelson. Photo by Scott Suchman.

An actor in a light suit and panama hat leans over to address two actors in a “car.” An actress in a hat, cardigan and pearls sits in the back bench seat. An actor in a suit and chauffeur’s cap sits in the front bench seat with his hand on a steering wheel.

Ron Heneghan as Boolie (Daisy’s son), Nancy Robinette as Daisy and Craig Wallace as Hoke in the Ford’s Theatre production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” directed by Jennifer L. Nelson. Photo by Scott Suchman.

An actress in a beribboned hat and cardigan leans over the vintage bench seat of a car. She points at a map while her chauffeur, in a suit and cap, leans back to look at her.

Nancy Robinette as Daisy and Craig Wallace as Hoke in the Ford’s Theatre production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” directed by Jennifer L. Nelson. Photo by Scott Suchman.