How I Learned to Drive
by Trinity University
Feb. 19 - Feb. 27, 2016
Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a funny, provocative drama that explores the aftermath of childhood trauma. Inspired by Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita, How I Learned to Drive explores the story from Lolita's point of view.
Li'l Bit.................................Sarah Tipton
directed by Rachel Joseph
How I Learned to Drive is a play written by the American playwright Paula Vogel. The play was premiered on March 16, 1997, off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre. Vogel received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the work. It was written and developed at the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska, with Molly Smith as artistic director.
The story follows the strained, sexual relationship between Li'l Bit and her aunt's husband, Uncle Peck, from her 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.
February 19 - February 27, 2016
San Antonio, TX, 78212
Stieren Theater, Ruth Taylor Theater Building. Tickets: $12 regular, $8 faculty/staff/alumni/senior citizens, $6 students. For reservations, call 210-999-8515, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or order online.
Curtain times: Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2:30 p.m.Thursday at 7 p.m.