The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now ninety-seven and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have 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.
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all-day “CON-PASSION” by Roberto Juarez ... @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
“CON-PASSION” by Roberto Juarez ... @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Jul 11 – Sep 28 all-day
Roberto Juarez Cervantes, Mexican Artist.
10:00 AM “Triple Treat” Exhibit @ Costumes of the Americas Museum
“Triple Treat” Exhibit @ Costumes of the Americas Museum
Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM – Dec 30 @ 5:00 PM
The Costumes of the Americas Museum presents its new exhibit, “Triple Treat”. The exhibit depicts the “Evolution of the Rebozo”, “Guatemalan Market” and “Designs, Colors and Flowers” on Mexican textiles. 10 a.m.- 5 P.M. Tues-… Continue Reading Driving Miss Daisy
all-day The Cross Connections 2018 Inter... @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
The Cross Connections 2018 Inter... @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Sep 5 – Oct 24 all-day
The Cross Connections 2018 International Exhibition of Design & Illustration is a global collaborative project and an invitational exhibition and juried competition. The exhibiiton was initiated in 2008-2013 in more that ten universities around the… Continue Reading Driving Miss Daisy
9:00 AM 24th. Annual Faculty Art Exhibit @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
24th. Annual Faculty Art Exhibit @ Brownsville Museum of Fine Art
Sep 7 @ 9:00 AM – Oct 20 @ 3:00 PM
The art teachers of the Brownsville Independent School District expose their talents in a wonderful exhibition. September 7 – October 17, 2018.
all-day Mamma Mia @ The Camille Playhouse
Mamma Mia @ The Camille Playhouse
Sep 21 – Sep 23 all-day
Brownsville’s Camille Playhouse opens its 55th Season with Mamma Mia. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island… Continue Reading Driving Miss Daisy
1:00 PM Saturday Safari: Herbivores vs. ... @ South Texas Discovery Education Center, Gladys Porter Zoo
Saturday Safari: Herbivores vs. ... @ South Texas Discovery Education Center, Gladys Porter Zoo
Sep 22 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Enroll your child for Saturday morning fun at the Zoo. You can join, too! The teeth of an animal can tell us a lot about their diet. Sharp teeth are needed to eat meat while… Continue Reading Driving Miss Daisy
5:00 PM Under The Stars Artisan Market i... @ Memorial Park
Under The Stars Artisan Market i... @ Memorial Park
Sep 22 @ 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Movie in the Park hosted by the Cameron County District Clerk Office Erik Garza. Plus Dance Lessons for $1 with Dance Instructor Oscar Olivarez.