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 Summer Safari Camps and Classes @ South Texas Discovery Education Center, Gladys Porter Zoo
Summer Safari Camps and Classes @ South Texas Discovery Education Center, Gladys Porter Zoo
Jun 1 – Aug 31 all-day
What is your child doing this summer? Let your kids have fun while enhancing their skills. Summer Safari classes have been especially designed to stimulate learning and encourage conservation. Each day includes fun-filled activities such... Read more »
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-... Read more »