Saturday, October 8, 2022

Set the GPS for the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse to see Drayton Entertainment's Driving Miss Daisy

As the seasons change, so do the Drayton Entertainment shows.  While heading to the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse for the opening of Driving Miss DaisyI enjoyed the Fall Colours from my car window.  The red and orange leaves reminded me how quickly time passes, which is definitely a theme in Drayton Entertainment's latest production.

Much like this past summer's The Sweet Delilah Swim Club, this play is about how unlikely friendships can evolve over time. It goes to show that no matter your background or current situation, there are many ways to find common ground and learn from one another. Driving Miss Daisy touches on issues like diversity, ageism, and social status. While these are serious topics, the play stays light with the three actors pushing each other's buttons and voicing their many frustrations through the years. See Miss Daisy tackle each annual season a bit differently, whether it be saving her daughter-in-law's Thanksgiving dessert near the beginning of the play, or savouring some Thanksgiving pie with her best friend from a nursing home in her later years.  Each scene shows how her life and attitude towards those closest to her are constantly changing.
 In mid-century Atlanta, an elderly widow named Daisy is determined to maintain her independence. But when she crashes her car and is deemed unfit to drive, her son insists on hiring a chauffeur – a driver named Hoke. Reluctant to accept help from anyone, Daisy and Hoke get off to a rocky start. Over the course of 25 years, the unlikely pair have plenty of time to explore each other's quirks and perks as they share amusing adventures and develop a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all of the societal boundaries placed between them.


Get your tickets now and enjoy a leisurely drive to the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.
Tickets are available for purchase online at, in person at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge and St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Box Office, or by calling 1-855-372-9866

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