Still as relevant and heartwarming as its debut 30 years ago, Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play comes to The Smith Center stage, delivered by a highly acclaimed cast hailing from prominent roles with award-winning television shows and feature films, including a celebrated actor who calls Las Vegas home.
This powerful production’s witty and nuanced approach to race relations in America remains as renowned and beloved as its moving storyline, chronicling the unlikely and inspiring friendship that blossoms between Daisy Werthan, a 72-year old Jewish woman from Atlanta, and Hoke Colburn, her African-American chauffeur who is hired against her will by her son, Boolie.
The role of Daisy will be brought to life by Sheree J. Wilson, who earned a global fanbase starring in two hugely popular and long-running television series. This includes her famous role as April Stevens Ewing for five seasons in the hit series “Dallas,” and costarring as Alex Cahill-Walker for the entire eight-year run of “Walker, Texas Ranger” opposite Chuck Norris.
Clarence Gilyard, costarring as Hoke, offers an extensive career across theater, television and the silver screen – including currently heading the film/theater department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Gilyard remains best known for his roles as Jimmy Trivette on hit television show “Walker, Texas Ranger” and as Conrad McMasters on the iconic television series “Matlock.” Gilyard has also appeared in numerous feature films, including “Die Hard,” “Top Gun” and “The Karate Kid, Part II.”
Rick Bugg, playing Boolie, serves as director and theater professor at Southern Utah University and founded the popular Neil Simon Festival in Cedar City. He has appeared in many television series and feature films, including “Touched By an Angel.”
Don’t miss this thought-provoking and endearing production showcasing a star-studded cast.
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