05-14: Play, panel to benefit Positive Impact

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imageA powerful lineup of civil rights pioneers will join a longtime activist for LGBT causes and a well-known playwright on Thursday in a benefit for Positive Impact.

A special performance of “Driving Miss Daisy” at Balzer Theater will be followed by a panel discussion about race relations that includes civil rights activist Lonnie C. King and Janice Rothschild Blumberg, the widow of activist Rabbi Jacob Rothschild. Robert Farley, the director of “Driving Miss Daisy,” will also take part in the discussion, which will be moderated by Craig Washington, a longtime gay and HIV activist.

Tickets to the evening, which begins with the play at 7:30 p.m. and the panel discussion at 9 p.m., range from $50 to $150 with proceeds benefiting Positive Impact. The group provides mental health and prevention services to people affected by HIV.

“Driving Miss Daisy” tells the story of the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and and her African-American driver. After its debut in 1987, the production went on to win several wards, including the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was later adapted into an Oscar-winning screenplay and film starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy.

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