Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will present its spring production of How I Learned to Drive on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at the University. This play deals with adult subject matter and is not recommended for young children.
“A Play for Survivors,” How I Learned to Drive is a drama written by the American playwright Paula Vogel. The play premiered on March 16, 1997, Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre. Vogel received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work.
The story follows the strained, sexual relationship between Li’l Bit and her aunt’s husband, Uncle Peck, from her pre-adolescence through her teenage years into college and beyond. Using the metaphor of driving and the issues of pedophilia, incest, and misogyny, the play explores the ideas of control and manipulation.
For additional information, please visit the music, theatre, and dance department at Marywood University, at www.marywood.edu/mtd/, or call (570) 348-6268. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for non-Marywood students, and free for IHM Sisters or those with a valid Marywood ID. Credit card purchases can be made by visiting https://marywood.universitytickets.com. Cash or check purchases can be made at the box office the evening of the performance.