“Driving Miss Daisy” – Special event at Sierra Madre Playhouse, Los Angeles theater report

On Sunday, February 10, 2013, during Black History Month, the Sunday matinee performance of “Driving Miss Daisy” will be followed by a talk and Q & A with former Los Angeles City Council member Robert Farrell. A Mississippi native and Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights Era, he will reflect on that important period in our history. Following his appearance, vocalist and recording artist Maiya Sykes will perform some of the anthems of the Civil Rights Era.

“Driving Miss Daisy” is the Pulitzer-winning play by Alfred Uhry about the developing friendship between an elderly Jewish woman in Atlanta and her African American chauffeur. Set in the years 1948 through 1973, the issues of civil rights and race are always part of the story’s background.

Willie C. Carpenter (“1600 Penn”), Broadway veteran Mary Lou Rosato and Brad David Reed star.

Driving Miss Daisy

Sierra Madre Playhouse

87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.,

Sierra Madre, CA 91024.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

2:30 p.m. matinee performance will be followed by speaker former Councilman and Freedom Rider Robert Farrell and a performance by vocalist Maiya Sykes.

Regular Performance Schedule:

January 18–March 9, 2013.

Fri. and Sat. at 8:00,

Sun. at 2:30.

Tickets:   $25.00

Seniors (65+), $22.00

Youth (13-21), $15.00

Children 12 and under, $12.00

Free parking behind theatre.

Reservations: (626) 355-4318. Online ticketing here.


Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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