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One of the most discomfiting love stories ever to emerge from the American theater, Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive is a warm, tragic, funny, and strikingly perceptive memory play in which a young woman looks back on her warped experience with love and struggles to forgive in the face of her past sexual trauma. This play follows the strained, sexual, romantic relationship between the woman, Li’l Bit and her aunt’s husband, Peck. Rather than creating a straightforwardly chronological path through Li’l Bit’s childhood, adolescence and young adulthood, Vogel purposely scrambles the chronology of events to reflect the mysterious way that memories work. Directed by Lecturer in Theater and acclaimed playwright R.N. Sandberg and featuring senior certificate student Caroline Hertz as Li’l Bit, performances will take place on March 6, 7, 8, 12, and 13 at 8:00 p.m. in the Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio at 185 Nassau Street. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors and will be available through University Ticketing by calling 609.258.9220 and at the door prior to each performance.

PLEASE NOTE: How I Learned to Drive may not be appropriate for all ages due to adult language and mature themes including sexual content.

 

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