DRIVING MISS DAISY by Alfred Uhry
WINNER OF THE 1988 PULITZER PRIZE
The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil-rights movement. Having recently demolished another another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewrish widow of seveny-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person that he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain, and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer's patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice.