By Paula Vogel

directed by Lee Sunday Evans


A survivor’s guide to the rules of the road

At once compassionate, heartbreaking, and unexpectedly funny, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play chronicles one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—surrounding her sexual abuse at the hands of a beloved family member. A story of boundaries, personal agency, and how hindsight is not always 20/20, How I Learned to Drive has earned its place in the contemporary American theatre canon and achieves a powerful new resonance in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp.

“The play is a potent and convincing comment on a taboo subject, and its impact sneaks up on its audience.”
Variety

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

CONTENT ADVISORY

This play deals frankly with issues surrounding sexual abuse and incest. We encourage all patrons to use their own discretion in determining the appropriateness of the material.

RUN TIME

TBA

RESOURCES, PREPARATION, AND NEXT STEPS

Given the sensitive topic at hand, we take seriously our commitment to provide a brave space for dialogue surrounding our production of this play. Keep an eye on this space (or sign up for our mailing list) as we collect campus & community resources and build a build up our engagement opportunities, including panels, talkbacks, and workshops here at PlayMakers.

TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES

MON
TUE
WED
THU
FRI
SAT
SUN
APR 3

7:30p P

APR 4

7:30p P, V

APR 5

7:30p P

APR 6

7:30p

APR 7

2:00p

APR 8 APR 9

7:30p👌

APR 10

7:30p🗣

APR 11

7:30p

APR 12

7:30p

APR 13

2:00p ¿, OC
7:30p

APR 14

2:00p🗣

APR 15 APR 16

7:30p

APR 17

7:30p

APR 18

7:30p

APR 19

7:30p

APR 20

7:30p

APR 21

2:00p

Media

Sorry, there are currently no blog posts related to this show.

NEWS

The Enduring Lessons of ‘How I Learned to Drive’
by Paula Vogel
American Theatre
March 12, 2018

Paula Vogel Gives Some Valuable Driving Lessons
by Kathy Henderson
Variety
May 23, 1997

Paula Vogel: How She Keeps Driving
by Kathy Henderson
Playbill
April 7, 1997

Review: 2012 Broadway Production
by David Lefkowitz
Playbill
February 13, 2012

Artists