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AHA Players Bring "Driving Miss Daisy" to Apopka


Two Apopka natives are in the cast

The story begins in the late 1940's and chronicles the 25-year relationship between Miss Daisy and her chauffeur, Hoke, who was hired by Miss Daisy's son, Boolie, against her wishes.

Daisy is played by Liz Curtis, who brings almost forty years of stage experience to the AHA Players', mostly in Central and South Florida. She was last seen at the Bay Street Players theatre in Eustis as Berthe the maid in Boeing Boeing for which she won a Dolly Award. Her other roles in Eustis include Aunt Gert in Lost in Yonkers, Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days, and Sister Aloysius in Doubt.

She is also a featured player on The Adventures of Gerard Dupris, which can be streamed at nolanoir.com.


The role of Hoke is played by Mark Wright-Ahern, who is a native of Apopka and proud to have been a Blue Darter. Mark has a Master of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He is also an alumnus of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Religion and a Minor in Musical Performance.

Mark has performed in several plays and operas throughout the east coast. He has worked in the opera world for many years; with companies such as the Orlando Opera and the Roanoke Symphony in Virginia.


Bollie is played by Mark Hlavin, a resident of Apopka. Mark has been involved in community and professional theater for over 30 years both onstage and backstage. Highlights include performing at the John Houseman Theater in New York City, traveling with the Big Apple Circus and acting in the Horror Make-up Show at Universal Studios. Mark has also starred in film, television and commercials. When he's not on stage, you can listen to him every morning on 103.1 The Wolf as 'Skid".


Apopkans will have six opportunities to see Alfred Uhry's play, Driving Miss Daisy. The AHA Players have scheduled performances for this weekend; April 15, 16, 17, and next, April 22, 23 and 24. The four Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 PM. The two Sunday performances are 2:00 PM matinees.

Tickets for the Apopka AHA Players performances can be purchased here.




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