The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents Western Canada Theatre’s production of Driving Miss Daisy on Monday, October 20th at 7:30pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre. Driving Miss Daisy is the first of five shows in the Society’s 2014/15 Theatre series.


Western Canada Theatre and Thousand Islands Playhouse invite you to buckle up for a road trip to Atlanta, Georgia with the Pulitzer Prize-Winning play, DRIVING MISS DAISY! This beloved comedy follows the adventures of a stubborn Southern matriarch and her proud chauffeur as their unlikely friendship transforms them both.


Directed by The Thousand Islands Playhouse’s Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran, this beloved story by Alfred Uhry introduces us to Miss Daisy (Nicola Lipman) – a wealthy widow who is reluctant to accept the help of the new chauffeur (Walter Borden) hired by her son (Brian Linds). But over the course of twenty-five years, they share humorous adventures and find their relationship blossoming from one of necessity to one of true friendship.


“This play examines different types of prejudice in society – against African Americans, Jews, the elderly and women. It also looks at the struggle to retain dignity in one’s old age.” Says Director Ashlie Corcoran. “The play explores these themes in a beautiful way – through the exploration of an unlikely friendship. We see a rigid professional relationship ripen into a deep friendship that gives Hoke and Daisy purpose through their golden years.”

Warm-hearted and humorous, DRIVING MISS DAISY reveals the power of the human heart to overcome prejudices and open up to new possibilities.

This touching story will transport audiences through twenty-five years, beginning in 1948, in Atlanta, Georgia, with Set Design by Jung-Hye Kim and Costume Design by Sean Mulcahy. Lighting Design is by Tim Fort, Sound Design by Adam Harendorf, and Stage Management by Isabelle Ly.

Running Time: 90 minutes.

“Lively and funny.” – Edmonton Sun

DRIVING MISS DAISY: By Alfred Uhry. Produced by Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, BC, in association with Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON.

Tickets for Driving Miss Daisy are $45 for adults, $42 for seniors and $40 for students. Call the Ticket Seller Box Office at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or log on line to www.ticketseller.ca for tickets and more information.

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre thanks the following sponsors for their generous support: The Herbal-Health Centre, Vernon Lock & Safe, The Pantry, Wayside Press, the Prestige Inn, the Vernon Morning Star, the Okanagan Advertiser, 107.5 KISS FM, the Department of Canadian heritage, the North Okanagan Regional District and the British Columbia Arts Council.

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