Set in mid-century Atlanta, Driving Miss daisy tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first Daisy is none to happy about being forced to rely on a black man. But Hoke gradually wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play the two develop a deep-rooted affection. The play is a delicate depiction of racial tensions and of growing old. Alfred Uhry, the playwright, has created two outsiders who come to a mutual respect based on their independence, strength, and stubborn integrity.