Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisywill be performed at Leach Theatre 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The performance will feature veteran actors Clarence Gilyard and Sheree J. Wilson.

Back Row Club Discount tickets are expected to be available for Saturday night's performance of "Driving Miss Daisy" at Leach Theatre on the campus of Missouri S&T in Rolla.

If tickets on the back row of the theatre are still available, they are priced at $15 each beginning 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

The discounted tickets are available first-come/first-served at the box office window.

This is a standard discount offered on all Campus Performing Arts Series shows, provided the show has not sold out and there are still seats remaining in the back. About 400 tickets had been sold as of Wednesday, with about 150 tickets available.

The Neil Simon Festival Production Co. will present the off-Broadway performance of Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy. Television veterans Clarence Gilyard, of “Matlock” and “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and Sheree J. Wilson, of “Dallas” and “Walker, Texas Ranger,” will star in the theater production.

“Driving Miss Daisy” tells the story of a widow who becomes too old to drive, so her son hires Hoke Colburn, an African American man, to be her chauffeur. This 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winning play illustrates the friendship that develops between the two. “Driving Miss Daisy” also won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play.

Regular price tickets are $38 for adults and $33 for students and youths. Tickets can be purchased at the Leach Theatre Box Office, located inside the main entrance of Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street. The Leach Theatre Box Office is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased online at leachtheatre.mst.edu, with Back Row Club discounts available beginning 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The performance is sponsored by Bob and Susan Hooper, Alpha Media, Phelps Health, Bott Radio Network, Kathy Oliver and Sunny 104.5 FM.

For more information about the show, contact the Leach Theatre Box Office at (573) 341-4219 or visit leachtheatre.mst.edu.