PINEHURST, NC, February 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Morgan Sills, executive producer for Judson Theatre Company (http://judsontheatre.com/), has announced that the organization will open their second season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic play Driving Miss Daisy from Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24 at Owens Auditorium, Sandhills Community College, located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with matinee performances Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m.
Four-time Emmy Award winner Michael Learned of The Waltons and Lance E. Nichols of HBO's Treme and the Oscar-winning film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button star in Alfred Uhry's heartwarming and humorous story of the unlikely friendship between a crotchety Southern lady and her proud chauffeur. The production is directed by Judson Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Daniel Haley.
Judson Theatre Company is the resident professional theatre company of Sandhills Community College. Driving Miss Daisy is part of the Palustris Festival, a celebration of visual, literary and performing arts in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen area of North Carolina.
To purchase tickets or request further information, please visit http://judsontheatre.com/showtimes/ or call eTix at (800) 514-ETIX (3849).
"We are proud to bring Michael Learned and Lance E. Nichols to the Sandhills region of North Carolina for Driving Miss Daisy," said Sills. "They bring the play to life with their outstanding talent. Judson Theatre Company prides itself on enriching the local cultural scene with high-quality productions with beloved stars from film, television, and Broadway. We are looking forward to our audiences enjoying this special evening of theatre."
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- Driving Miss Daisy is recommended for ages 13 and up, and contains mature language.
- The original off-Broadway production of Driving Miss Daisy ran for 1,195 performances and won three Outer Circle Critics Awards as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1988.
- The 1989 film version of Driving Miss Daisy, starring Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress, at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards.
- The Palustris Festival is presented in North Carolina by the Arts Council of Moore County, Convention & Visitors Bureau and PineStraw Magazine. For more information about the 2013 Palustris Festival, visit http://www.palustrisfestival.com.
ABOUT JUDSON THEATRE COMPANY:
Judson Theatre Company is the resident professional theatre company of Sandhills Community College. All performances take place in Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst, N.C. Each season, the theatre brings noted stage and screen talent to perform in a series of productions designed to enrich the cultural fabric of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit http://www.judsontheatre.com.
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