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Actors Circle holding auditions for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

Actors Circle holding auditions for ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
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From a press release:

Actors Circle is holding auditions for “Driving Miss Daisy” by Alfred Uhry this Friday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 7 from 7-9 p.m. at the Providence Playhouse (1256 Providence Rd., Scranton).

Three characters are needed: an African-American man, about 40; a female, about 60-70; and a male, 40-50. Show dates are Nov. 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, and 16.

For more information, contact the director, John McInerney, at 570-587-5922.

“Driving Miss Daisy” is the award-winning play about a sweet old southern woman who has been put upon by her son to stop driving and allow a charming man, hired by her son, to drive her about. The relationship that develops between the old woman and her chauffeur is touching, comedic, and special. This was later adapted into a film in 1989, with Morgan Freeman reprising his role as Hoke Colburn (whom he also portrayed in the play) and Jessica Tandy playing Miss Daisy. The story defines Daisy and her point of view through a network of relationships and emotions by focusing on her home life, synagogue, friends, family, fears, and concerns over a 25-year period.

Since 2010, Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones have starred in productions of “Driving Miss Daisy” on Broadway and in London. They also toured Australia with the show last year: