Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, How I Learned to Drive has been described as a funny, poignant, and ultimately humane look at the complex and disturbing relationship between an adolescent girl and her uncle. In this stylistically unique play, we become part of a woman's memory as she learns the rules of the road, love, and adulthood from behind the wheel. Driving is used as a metaphor to describe the illegal association, often occurring today, between an adult and a child. This play explores the subject in a humane and sensitive way. Ultimately, the victimized child in Vogel’s play becomes an adult and manages to move forward with her life, but unable to forget her past.
The material is not suitable for all ages. This play confronts the issues of gender, family and community in sexually abusive situations. After each performance, audience members are invited to stay for a brief discussion of the issues that will be led by professional workers who deal with these challenges.
Performances will take place on the Arena Stage of the Performing Arts Center and will begin at 7:30 p.m. from February 25th through March 1st, closing with a matinee performance on March 2nd at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors, and free with SCSU I.D. Tickets are available at the Atwood Center (320-308-4636) or www.scsutickets.com