DRIVING MISS DAISY

North Carolina Theatre

May 2-11, 2014

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“Sometimes, the story everybody knows can still surprise you. Director Eric Woodall remembers that playwright Alfred Uhry’s 1987 drama didn’t win a Pulitzer Prize for the warm-fuzzies it gave the nominating committee. Uhry’s real achievement—which remains visible in this discerning production—is the nuanced, fully human faces he gives American racism in the mid-20th century. Doing so requires a rare curiosity, empathy and honesty. There’s no small amount of comedy in Driving Miss Daisy. But the play’s true impact arrives when ostensibly good people acknowledge and begin to dismantle their own racism. There’s a cue for all of us.

Byron Woods-IndyWeek

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ERIC WOODALL

North Carolina Theatre

May 2-11, 2014

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“Sometimes, the story everybody knows can still surprise you. Director Eric Woodall remembers that playwright Alfred Uhry’s 1987 drama didn’t win a Pulitzer Prize for the warm-fuzzies it gave the nominating committee. Uhry’s real achievement—which remains visible in this discerning production—is the nuanced, fully human faces he gives American racism in the mid-20th century. Doing so requires a rare curiosity, empathy and honesty. There’s no small amount of comedy in Driving Miss Daisy. But the play’s true impact arrives when ostensibly good people acknowledge and begin to dismantle their own racism. There’s a cue for all of us.

Byron Woods-IndyWeek

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