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.”
“Ms. Vogel has written a lovely, harrowing guide to the crippling persistence of one woman’s memories.”
New York Times
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.
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 our engagement opportunities, including panels, talkbacks, and workshops here at PlayMakers.
TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES
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