Emmy winner Donna Mills, who spent 14 seasons playing the scheming Abby Fairgate Cunningham Ewing Sumner on the long–running primetime drama Knots Landing, will star in The Colony Theatre's upcoming production of Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Driving Miss Daisy.
Directed by Tony Award nominee Heather Provost, previews will begin November 2 prior to an official opening November 4 at the Burbank, California, venue. Performances continue through December 10.
Mills, an Emmy winner for her work as Madeline Reeves on General Hospital, will be joined onstage by Broadway veteran James Leo Ryan and stage and screen actor Arthur Richardson.
In a statement Mills said, “I am so honored to get the opportunity to play the iconic role of Daisy Werthan. I am beyond thrilled to be onstage and to show audiences my take on this character, which is so different from my roles in film and television.”
Director Provost added, “It’s so exciting to relaunch production at The Colony Theatre by revisiting this beautiful play and working with the incredible Donna Mills. The story and the issues the play examines continue to reflect the current times.”
Driving Miss Daisy takes place in the 1940s through 1970s at the height of the Civil Rights movement. The play explores racial tensions when a warm friendship evolves between an elderly Jewish woman and her black chauffeur. It won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Admission is $39, and tickets may be purchased online at colonytheatre.org or by phone at (866) 811-4111. The Colony Theatre is located at 555 N. Third Street (between Cyprus and Magnolia) in Burbank.