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Driving Miss Daisy

A comedy of unlikely friendship

May 16 - June 14
Springer Theatre

“Miz Daisy, you needs a chauffeur and Lawd know, I needs a job.  Let’s jes’ leave it at dat.”




By Alfred Uhry
Produced in Association with Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops, BC

  • Daisy, a 72-year-old wealthy widow, is reluctant to accept help from anyone, especially the new chauffeur hired by her son. Over the course of 25 years, the two have plenty of time to explore each other’s quirks and perks as they share humorous adventures and develop a relationship that grows from one of necessity to one of companionship.

    This Pulitzer Prize winning play tells a beloved and heart-warming story about overcoming prejudices, accepting change and the power of genuine friendship.

    "Overwhelmingly touching."
    - The Independent

    “A play with a big heart.”
    - Sunday Express

    “A spine-tingling piece of theatre that pulled you in – an never let you go… a warm, funny engaging and compelling piece of theatre. This is a theatrical masterpiece.”
    - The Courier Mail

    NEW: American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performance

    We are proud to offer our first American Sign Language interpreted performance of Driving Miss Daisy on Saturday, June 7th, 2:30pm. Please contact the Box Office for details at 613-382-7020

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    Playing at the Springer Theatre
    from May 16 - June 14

    Evening Performances: Tuesday through Saturday 8:00pm
    Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 2:30pm

    Running Time:
 90 minutes

  • Cast

    Bernard: Brett Christopher
    Gabriella: Krista Colosimo
    Gretchen: Tess Degenstein
    Gloria: Alison Deon
    Robert: Kirk Smith
    Berthe: Anita Wittenberg


    Direction: Daryl Cloran
    Set & Costume Design: Dana Osborne
    Lighting Design: Ross Nichol
    Sound Designer: Doug Perry
    Stage Management: Isabelle Ly
    Assistant Stage Management: Nicola Benidickson
    Assistant Director: Charlotte Gowdy


    Guitar: John Lennon
    Bass: Paul McCartney
    Drums: Ringo Starr

    KRISTA COLOSIMO (Gabriella)
    For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: Seven seasons at the Shaw Festival. Most recently: Misalliance, His Girl Friday, When the Rain Stops Falling, Candida, The Doctor's Dilemma, The Entertainer; Ivor Johnson's Neighbours (Theatre North West); The Penelopiad (Nightwood 4x4 Directors Lab). Other: Graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.

    TESS DEGENSTEIN (Gretchen)
    For the Playhouse: Debut. Elsewhere: Time Stands Still (Theatre Aquarius); The Wizard of Oz, The Alice Nocturne, Fusion Project I, II, (The Globe Theatre); Sylvia (Mayfield); Death of a Salesman, As You Like It (Citadel Theatre); An Almost Perfect Thing (Workshop West); Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, The Winter's Tale, As You Like It, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Richard III (Free Will Players); What Gives?, Revenge of the South Sea Bubble (Teatro la Quindicina); Murdoch Mysteries (CBC Television); King (Showcase), and the CSA-nominated webseries, Space Janitors. Other: Tess has been recognized with a Sterling Award nomination for Best Actress for An Almost Perfect Thing.
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