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BLUEFIELD, WV---4PALS Productions presents Alfred Uhry's dramatic comedy Driving Miss Daisy, the story of Daisy Werthan, an elderly Jewish woman, her chauffeur Hoke Coleburn, and their unexpected but rich friendship.

At 72, Daisy struggles to keep her independence when her son Boolie hires a chauffeur and insists that she give up driving. Hoke's warmth and understanding eventually win Daisy over, and in the 25 years that follow, a deep affection develops between these unlikely friends.

Directed by Sara Helmadollar, 4PALS presents a local all-star cast with Mary Jo Babbitt as Daisy, Vain Colby as Hoke, and Skip Crane as Boolie. Driving Miss Daisy is a tender story about racial tensions, growing old, and friendship that pleases audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Clint Neel of Your Grate Escape will provide dinner at 6:00 followed by a 7:30 curtain. Prices are $30 (adults) and $15 (children under 12) for dinner theatre. Sunday matinee is $15 (adults) and $10 (children under 12) with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (304) 589-0339 for dinner theatre reservations.

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