The place is the Deep South, the time 1948. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Wertham, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of 72 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. In a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer and more dependent on one another, until, against all odds, they develop a deep friendship. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the ornery old lady's stern defenses, as she teaches him to read and write. In the end, they come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible--and that times and circumstances would allow them to admit.
Directed by Greg Parmeter
Greg earned his MFA from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Professional acting credits include seasons with the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, the Northern Fort Playhouse in South Dakota, and a tour with the Hampstead Stage Company, a children’s theatre based in New Hampshire. Previously, Greg taught elementary special education, worked as the Technical Director for Aberdeen Central High School, and as an instructor and director with T.O.Y. Box Children’s Theatre.