Venice Theatre will take audiences on a road trip back in time to the civil rights era with a production of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Driving Miss Daisy.” Opening on the MainStage at 8 p.m. May 8, the sentimental comedy follows the life of a southern matriarch and her friendship with her chauffeur.
Through the pair’s evolving relationship over several decades, the show explores serious themes, like dealing with aging and independence, and race, religion and discrimination.
Closing out this year’s season, Venice’s production of “Driving Miss Daisy” is directed by Murray Chase and stars Suzanne Coccia as Daisy and Autry Davis and Hoke. Mike Gilbert plays Daisy's son, Boolie, who brings the two together.
Tickets are $24-$27, $12-$15 for students. Performances continue through May 20. The theater is located at 120 W. Tampa Ave., Venice. 488-1115; venicestage.com