DRIVING MISS DAISY (SIERRA MADRE PLAYHOUSE): 83% – SWEET

The cast of “Driving Miss Daisy” at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. Credit: Maia Madison.

SWEET
Anyone interested in that period of history should enjoy the play not to mention the relationship between feisty Miss Daisy and her sparring partner Hoke.
Serita Stevens – LASplash

SWEET
Still, “Driving Miss Daisy” remains, at heart, a play about distinct and interesting individuals. Impressive actors can make this piece what they will, and this is most certainly the case here.
Frances Baum Nicholson – The Stage Struck Review

SWEET
This sparkling play runs less than 90 minutes and has no intermission. On opening night as the lights went down on the poignant final curtain, the audience immediately rose to … a rousing standing ovation! You’ll love revisiting these iconic people, too.
Fran Syverson – Pasadena Independent

SWEET
With minimal effects, including a spare set, the underlying values in “Driving Miss Daisy” are skillfully brought to the fore by director Christian Lebano, who stages the proceedings with great sensitivity while maintaining a solid pace that keeps the action moving.
Iris Mann – Backstage

SWEET
Sierra Madre Playhouse follows last year’s superb, Scenie-winning Incident At Vichy with a beautifully acted, directed, and designed production of Driving Miss Daisy, Alfred Uhry’s award-winning one-acter about an elderly Southern Jewish widow and the African-American driver foisted upon her by her adult son in the years just preceding the Civil Rights Movement.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA

BITTER
What a squandered opportunity for two highly skilled actors and a script that offers minute-by-minute chances to reach and teach an audience. Instead, here the two actors create cartoon characters in a hurried display that cursorily sketches the script’s issues and emotions.
Dany Margolies – ArtsInLA

DRIVING MISS DAISY
Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre
Through March 9, 2013
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays
Tickets: $12-$25; (626) 355-4318

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