Monday, September 15, 2008

Driving Miss Daisy - UPDATED

On Saturday night, I went to see a preview performance of "Driving Miss Daisy" down at Hedgerow Theatre in Media. I had never seen the play onstage before, and it was quite wonderful. The story is a very touching one, and the actors and the artistic staff handled the material very well. The actors worked the material with such a light and deft touch that they really did create fully realized characters. The set was simple and yet effective, and everything about the production was very good. I went out for a beer with the crew afterwards, trading stories and swapping memories until about midnight. It was a good night, and a good show. And for someone who doesn't always enjoy theatre, that's a big thing to say. "Daisy" really does everything right when it comes to a show onstage, with strong actors bringing a strong script to life under strong direction. The kind of show that makes me proud to be an actor.

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