Granbury Theatre Company will kick off its 2019 Broadway on the Brazos season with Driving Miss Daisy on Jan. 11 - Feb.10 at the historic Granbury Opera House.
Set in the Deep South and beginning in 1948, the play by Alfred Uhry follows a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow aged 72 who is forced by her to son to use a chauffeur after she demolishes a car.
The play spans 25 years, as the unlikely pair moves beyond skepticism and disdain in their relationship to, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer and more dependant on each other. They both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible - and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.
For the Opera House production, Joyce Eckstein will play Daisy Werthan. She will be joined by A. Solomon Abah Jr. as Hoke Coleburn and Chuck King as Boolie Werthan.
The play is under the direction of Shane Brooks. Designers for the production are David Broberg, lighting; Gaylene Carpenter, props; Kyle Hoffman, sound; Drenda Lewis, costumes; Kerri Pavelick, set. Erika Kisner is the stage manager.
Performances times are 7:30 p.m.. on Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
The Granbury Opera Guild will host a First Night reception on the second floor of the Opera House lobby from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in honor of opening night of the musical on Friday, Jan. 11.
Tickets are available now through the GTC box office at (817) 579-0952 or online at www.granburytheatrecompany.org.
Ticket prices are $35 for prime seating and $30 in standard and balcony seating. Discounts are available for senior citizens, active duty military personnel, veterans, students, and children as well as for groups of 10 or more.