Tuesday, October 6, 2015 through
Sunday, October 11, 2015


Black Box Theatre


Regular price $20


Tuesday, October 6
7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 7
6:30 p.m. (post-show discussion)

Thursday, October 8
7:30 p.m.

Friday, October 9
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 10
2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 11
2:00 p.m.


How I Learned to Drive

Written by Paula Vogel
Direction by Markus Potter

Featuring the students of the Department of Theatre

This winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, co-winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and co-winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play is a wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. How I Learned to Drive is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel.

“Ms. Vogel has written a lovely, harrowing guide to the crippling persistence of one woman’s memories.” —New York Times.

“…How I Learned to Drive is a tremendous achievement, genuine and genuinely disturbing…This is, quite simply, the sweetest and most forgiving play ever written about child abuse…Vogel’s delicate tactic makes sense not only as a way to redouble the dramatic effect, but as a representation of reality, a perfect case of the form fitting the subject.” —Village Voice.

“With subtle humor and teasing erotic encounters, Vogel addresses the dangerous intersections of teenage temptation. She also paints a richly poetic and picturesque landscape…The play is a potent and convincing comment on a taboo subject, and its impact sneaks up on its audience.” —Variety

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