Driving Miss Daisy
DRIVING MISS DAISY by Alfred Uhry
A Special Bonus Production at Bridge Street Theatre
Directed by Flo Hayle
Featuring Lora Lee Ecobelli, Paul Carter and Tony Pallone
October 11 21
Its 1948 in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boolies aging mother has totaled her car. He insists she get a chauffeur, and he hires Hoke, an unemployed black man who spends the next 25 years driving Miss Daisy. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Please note that this production is not part of the regular 2018 Subscription season, but Subscribers receive a discount on admission either on-line, by selecting the Subscriber option, or at the door.
Also note that the final Sunday, October 21, performance is a special benefit performance for the Town and Country Womens Network Scholarship Fund. Tickets are not available on line, but for information about tickets to this special performance click on this link: http://bridgest.org/wp-content/uploads/DaisyFinalSundayPerformanceInfo.pdf
LORA LEE ECOBELLI (Daisy) is an actress, writer, director and teacher. She has performed on Broadway, Off Broadway, in Regional Theatre and in films and television. She was the recipient of the Harold Clurman award for best leading actress for her performance in The Vise. Some of her favorite roles include Gertrude in Hamlet at The West End Theatre, Madame Ranevskaya at Walking the Dog Theatre in Chatham and Emily in Lark Eden at Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. Lora Lee is also the Artistic Director for The Blue Horse Repertory Company and teaches Theatre at The Theatre Institute at Sage College. AEA,SAG/AFTRA
TONY PALLONE (Boolie) first shared a stage with Bridge Street Theatre co-founder Steven Patterson in Capital Repertory Theatres production of To Kill a Mockingbird, and hes wanted to work with him again ever since! Hes thrilled to be making his Bridge Street debut alongside such a wonderful cast and crew. Previous credits include The Enemy of the People (Barrington Stage); The Trip to Bountiful, Gypsy, To Kill a Mockingbird (Capital Rep); Urinetown: The Musical, Equus (Ghent Playhouse); The Seagull, The Little Foxes (Northeast Theatre Ensemble); Half and Half, The Addams Family (Theater Barn); and Blithe Spirit, Arms and the Man, The Weir (Theater Voices). He also serves on the boards of Northeast Theatre Ensemble and Theater Voices, both based in Albany. He has taught acting to young theatre enthusiasts at Drama Kids International, NYSTI and Proctors; has an abiding love of Shakespeare; and jumps at the chance to do graphic design for theatrical productions. Love to Colleen, his favorite partner both on stage and off. Proud member of Actors Equity.
PAUL CARTER (Hoke), a Hudson, NY native and Bard College alumnus, has enjoyed working in the NY theater scene in various productions at such venues as: The Metropolitan Opera, La Mama,e.t.c., Theater for the New City, Riverside Shakespeare, Soho Rep, and Westbeth Theatre Center to name a few. Paul has also enjoyed playing several supporting roles on daytime television including One Life to Live, All My Children, Another World and Loving. National and International tour credits include: McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest (European Tour), Jesse Owens in Olympic Spirit(US), Hud in the 20th Anniversary Tour of Hair, The Musical,(US & Canada) and The Fox in Pinocchio(US). Other favorite roles include: Joe in Big River (Yorktown Performing Arts), Private Megs in Strange Snow (Shadowland Playhouse), Mohammed in Omnium Gatherum (Stageworks/Hudson), Solomon Northup in Friend of a Friend (Capital Repertory Theatre), and Macheath in Three Penny Opera (Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center). Pauls performing experience also includes a stint as a featured vocalist for Regency Cruise Lines Broadway Spectacular and Manhattan Latin revues (Caribbean, South America, and Vancouver, B.C./Alaska Cruises).
FLO HAYLE (Director) has been a participant in all aspects of the theater. She was producing Off-Broadway long before there was anything known as Off-Broadway. She has appeared in dozens of plays and musicals including the Broadway musical Sophie by Steve Allen. Flo has been seen in TV commercials for Total Cereal, Volkswagen and Show Boat Casino, and was casting director for Muriel Cigars, Coppertone, and Maybelline, to name only a few. She has directed plays at the Ghent Playhouse and has appeared at the Fort Salem Playhouse in Salem, NY. At Bridge Street Theatre, she directed productions of Souvenir and The Property Known as Garland. Flo has appeared in the NY cabaret clubs Dont Tell Mama, The Five, Freddies, The Ballroom, and On Stage, and of course on stage here at Bridge Street Theatre. Favorite roles include Mama Rose in Gypsy and Lola in Come Back Little Sheba. She has her own radio interview show Arts Alive on iHeart Radio.
Bridge Street Theatre (View)
44 W. Bridge Street
Catskill, NY 12414
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|