Department of Fine Arts
February 24-26, 2005
|Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize. Co-winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Co-winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play. "Ms Vogel has written a lovely, harrowing guide to the crippling persistence of one woman's memories." —NY 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. "…HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE turns out to be a most compelling ride." —BackStage.||
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.
Synopsis courtesy of Dramatists Play Service
Director: Robert Brooks
Asst. Director: Paullet Weaver
Set/Light Design: David Granath
Costume Design: Abby Kiker
Female Chorus: Erin Lamz
Li’l Bit: Aesia Wyatt
Peck: Vincent Triana
Teenage Chorus: Tiffany N. Holmes
Male Chorus: Blake Gardner
University Theatre began
the 2004-2005 season with Lion in Winter
by James Goldman. The
Experimental Theatre showcased student directed
one act plays
November 17-18, 2004.
The final mainstage production
of the season will be Red Herring by Michael
Hollinger April 14-16, 2005.
Reservations for How I Learned to Drive may be made beginning February 14 by calling the box office at 661-1365. The box office will be open to reserve seats Monday through Friday from 1 pm to 5 pm. All tickets are free to the public. Curtain is at 8:00.
"behind the scenes"? Contact Mr. Granath
in FAC 222, 661-1536, firstname.lastname@example.org.