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Driving Miss Daisy comes to Tarpon Springs
Plus Lunch and Learn and acting class at Heritage Museum
Article published on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
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Meet Hoke (Johnnie Hobbes, Jr.) and Miss Daisy (Wendy Scharfman) in a pre-performance Lunch and Learn Monday, Feb. 17, at Heritage Village. The play will be presented that evening at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center.
TARPON SPRINGS - Walnut Street Theater of Philadelphia presents Driving Miss Daisy Monday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St.

Tickets are $28, $25 for members and students.

Alfred Uhry's classic play is a funny, timeless, searing and ultimately hopeful meditation on growing old, relationships, and loyalty. Driving Miss Daisy is a tale of pride, changing times and the transformative power of friendship that has warmed the hearts of millions.

The play won the Pulitzer Prize and the film of this beautiful story, starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy, won multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture.

Founded in 1809, Walnut Street Theatre is the oldest continuously operating theatre in the United States. For more than 200 years, this venerable institution has stood the test of time to become a staple of America’s cultural community.

Walnut’s landmark theatre in Philadelphia has been graced by some of America’s most legendary performers including Ethel Barrymore, Marlon Brando, Sidney Poitier, Helen Hayes and Katharine Hepburn.

Lunch and Learn and acting lessons

A Lunch & Learn Event is scheduled on Monday, Feb. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane. Talk begins at noon.

Meet Hoke (Johnnie Hobbes, Jr.) and Miss Daisy (Wendy Scharfman), the actors who bring the Driving Miss Daisy characters to life, as they discuss the evening performance and story behind the story.

Cost is $17, $15 for members and students. Seating is limited. Ticket includes talk, catered box lunch and soft drink. Call the Box Office at 727-942-5605 in advance if you have special dietary needs.

A free acting techniques master class for community theater participants with Walnut Street Theater also is available at 3:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. Seating is limited.

For more information, register or buy tickets, call the Box Office at 727-942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.
Article published on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
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