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How I Learned to Drive

By Paula Vogel

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Tuesday - Saturday, September 23 - 27 @ 8 pm

Sunday, September 28 @ 2 pm

MAINSTAGE THEATRE


ARTWORK BY RICH HILLIARD

Hold onto the wheel for “a most compelling ride” through one woman’s memories of her harrowing childhood in rural Maryland in the 1960s. Through a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards, Li’l Bit shares her story of survival through an inappropriate sexual relationship initiated by her Uncle Peck during her first driving lesson. How I Learned to Drive, which tackles serious topics and presents them in a comical way, encourages audience members to question the road to take when it comes to love, healing and forgiveness. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Contains sexual content. Parental discretion advised. Q&A to follow performances on Thursday, September 25 and Sunday, September 28.

How I Learned to Drive is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services, Inc., New York.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Christopher K. Morgan & Artists and JMU faculty perform breakout choreography in this year's New Dance Festival



  • EMERGENCY!: - Obie Award winner Daniel Beaty stars in explosive, solo tour-de-force



  • Ailey II dances its way to the top of the 2014-2015 Masterpiece Season



  • Parallel Exit's speed-of-light comedy performs to rave reviews