Beaumont Community Players present Driving Miss Daisy

Published 12:02 am Thursday, January 16, 2020

BEAUMONT — Beaumont Community Players will open 2020 with Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry.

An iconic story of a southern Jewish matriarch and her unlikely friendship with her black chauffeur has inspired an Academy Award-winning film and garnered a Pulitzer Prize.

The production that spans four decades will be performed in the intimate Jerry McMillan Studio theatre at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts and is directed by executive director John Manfredi.

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“Driving Miss Daisy is a timeless and quintessentially American play, and I have had the pleasure of directing it several times all across the country,” Manfredi said. “I am so excited to bring our version of Daisy to Texas and share this powerful play in my new home. It is always a unique journey each time and believe me the experience of Daisy in Montgomery, Ala., is very different than Daisy in Ann Arbor, Mich. I am sure our Beaumont journey will be equally special.”

BCP performances are Jan. 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. with an additional 2 p.m. matinee Jan. 25.

All performances including the matinee has tickets available for sale online at: or by calling the BCP box office at 409-833-4664.