Driving Miss Daisy Family & Friends Buyout Performances

Coming soon, when Phase 3 Re-Opening is permitted! PRIVATE FAMILY & FRIENDS BUY-OUT PERFORMANCES of “Driving Miss Daisy!” Maximum of 18 people, special rate of $250! This is 1/2 the capacity of our theater, every other seat distancing will be maintained. All tickets must be purchased together, in advance. No other seats will be sold, nor patrons permitted on YOUR Buy-Out Night! Call Denise 530-526-5191 or Michael at 530- 776-4544 to get on the list today!

ARTS Theatre Small Stage Script Challenge

Playwrights, do you have a script that you would like to see performed on-stage? Enter the ARTS Theatre Small Stage Script Challenge and be one of two playwrights to have their play produced by ARTS Theatre in Cottonwood, CA. All submitted scripts will receive reviews by three of our Board Members. The winning plays will be chosen by the Board of Directors of ARTS Theatre, based upon the scores tabulated by the Readers, and the feasibility and practicality of performing the play in a working Black Box Theatre.

Play-writing Contest Submission Rules:
One-Act Play, no more than 40 pages in length, with a running time of no more than 90 minutes.
No more than four characters.
Minimal Set, suitable for black-box theaters.
Able to be presented on a stage size of 11’ x 12’.
Authors may submit more than one play but will pay a separate Reader’s Fee for each.
Only 2 scripts will be selected for production.
All playwrights submitting scripts must check the box acknowledging they give ARTS Theatre permission to produce without remuneration except for the 2 winning scripts of the contest, which will receive a $25 royalty fee.

Deadline: 7/31/2020
Cost: $25.00

Click here to pay the reading fee. A submission link will be emailed to you after payment has been received. https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?retail=artst


Since ARTS Theatre is closed indefinitely while this crisis goes on, our bills all continue, and our Board Members, none of whom gets a dime from ARTS, are all having their “real life jobs” impacted as well, we are seeking donations, in ANY amount, in order to keep our theater alive until we can resume our production of “Driving Miss Daisy!” Photo taken March 14th, the night before we closed.

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Driving Miss Daisy (Jun 12-21)

The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person 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. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now ninety-seven and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible—and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.