SCSU Event Calendar

How I Learned to Drive

Date: March 1, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Performing Arts Center Arena Stage
Description: Fine Arts.

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

Cost:
SCSU Faculty/Staff   Free with SCSU ID
SCSU Students   Free with SCSU ID
Students   $7
Adults   $10
Seniors   $7
Non-Students   $10
Sponsor:
Theatre and Film Studies
Women's Center
Contact:
Tanner Deml
720 Fourth Aveue South
Saint Cloud MN 56301
608-790-1692
tfsdpr@stcloudstate.edu
320-308-2902
http://www.stcloudstate.edu/theatrefilmdance/

'How I Learned to Drive' Schedule

Date Time Location
February 25, 2014 7:30 PM Performing Arts Center Arena Stage
February 26, 2014 7:30 PM Performing Arts Center Arena Stage
February 27, 2014 7:30 PM Performing Arts Center Arena Stage
February 28, 2014 7:30 PM Performing Arts Center Arena Stage
March 1, 2014 7:30 PM Performing Arts Center Arena Stage
March 2, 2014 2:00 PM Performing Arts Center Arena Stage