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St. Louis Jewish Light

Samuel Davis and Kathleen Sitzer star in the New Jewish Theatre production of ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’ Photos: Eric Woolsey

‘Driving Miss Daisy’ offers timely message of love conquering bigotry

BY ROBERT A. COHN , Editor-in-Chief Emeritus December 7, 2016

“Driving Miss Daisy,’ Alfred Uhry’s acclaimed 1988 play that won both the Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize in drama, and an Oscar for the film version the following year, is given a powerfully acted and timely reprise as the New Jewish Theatre’s...

Kathleen Sitzer and J. Samuel Davis star in the New Jewish Theatre production of ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’ Photo: Eric Woolsey

NJT driver Kathleen Sitzer takes role as ‘Miss Daisy’

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT November 30, 2016

For just the third time in the history of the New Jewish Theatre, artistic director Kathleen Sitzer will step out of her office and onto the stage. Sitzer will play Daisy Werthen in Alfred Uhry’s poignant drama “Driving Miss Daisy,” the second show...

Kathleen Sitzer and J. Samuel Davis star in the New Jewish Theatre production of ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’ Photo: Eric Woolsey

NJT artistic director returns to the stage in ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

November 23, 2016

The New Jewish Theatre will continue its 20th anniversary season with a revival of Alfred Uhry’s play, “Driving Miss Daisy,” from Dec. 1 to 18.NJT Artistic Director Kathleen Sitzer will return to the stage after a nine-year hiatus to play the title...

From left, Laurie McConnell, Greg Johnston, Alexandra Woodruff
perform in NJTs production of ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Photo:
John Lamb

‘Ballyhoo’ is funny, poignant look at 1939 Atlanta Jewish society

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus December 7, 2011

Fans of Alfred Uhry's award-winning play and film "Driving Miss Daisy" are sure to love "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," appearing through Dec. 18 at The New Jewish Theatre. Though not as much of a household name as Neil Simon or Arthur Miller, Uhry is...

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