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About How I Learned to Drive

The Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive will open in spring 2022 with Manhattan Theatre Club. How I Learned to Drive tickets will be available on New York Theatre Guide soon.

How I Learned to Drive was last on the New York stage in winter 2012 at Second Stage Theater, starring Elizabeth Reaser and Norbert Leo Butz. Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, who originated the roles of Li'l Bit and Uncle Peck in the 1997 premiere at the Vineyard Theatre, are returning to their roles for the How I Learned to Drive Broadway production. Mark Brokaw, who directed the original production, is also set to return.

How I Learned to Drive is a play that explores the impact of a manipulative, sexual relationship between Li'l Bit and Uncle Peck, her aunt's husband. Within the framework of a memory play — a 35-year-old Li'l Bit presents recollections of Peck and her family from adolescence — Vogel delves into themes of incest, pedophilia, and misogyny. Driving serves as a metaphor throughout for control. As Peck abuses his niece under the guise of driving lessons, learning to drive harms Li'l Bit but eventually provides her with a means of freedom, and an apt analogy for taking back her life as an adult.

The original production was met with high praise, gathering over a dozen accolades including Lucille Lortel Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Obie Awards, Drama Critics Circle Awards, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, among others. Vogel won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her work.

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Start date

March 29th, 2022

End date

June 11th, 2022

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386 Reviews

John Ned

John Ned

170 Reviews | 180 Followers
89
Great acting, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You want to experience two great actors revisiting roles years later that brought them acclaim. A great play.

Don’t see it if If you need actors to be the ages of the characters in order to be believable… or a set that is realistic and not minimal.

Wish I Could See Them All

Wish I Could See Them All

790 Reviews | 250 Followers
92
Thought-provoking, Disturbing, Intense, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Acutely uncomfortable at first. Then the depth of the characters and mystery of where it is going takes over. Stunning ending.

Don’t see it if You can't bear getting more and more uncomfortable yet riveted as the play goes on. Non-linear timeline (starts in the middle).

Piwacket

Piwacket

113 Reviews | 71 Followers
91
Screamingly quiet.

See it if You appreciate superb writing and brilliant actors.

Don’t see it if You are looking for a linear story. This is a memory play that jumps around a lot with a 3-person chorus filling in a lot of details.

JoeyFranko

JoeyFranko

1206 Reviews | 486 Followers
91
Must see, Absorbing, Riveting, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to experience MUST SEE theatre! Exquisitely staged, every nuance of this production keeps you squirming in your seat.

Don’t see it if You can’t handle very real reminisces of incest and pedophilia and the damage it leaves on young lives…how whole families can become broken.

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How I Learned to Drive cast and creative team

By: Paula Vogel
Director: Mark Brokaw
Producer: Manhattan Theatre Club, Daryl Roth, Cody Lassen, and The Dodgers, in association with the Vineyard Theatre
Cast list: Mary-Louise Parker (as Li’l Bit) and David Morse (as Uncle Peck)
Design: Rachel Hauck
Lighting: Mark McCullough
Costume: Dede Ayite
Sound: David Van Tieghem
Other info: Video
Design: by Lucy Mackinnon and Dialect Coaching by Deborah Hecht

Venue

261 West 47th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10036

Accessibility

Elevator access, wheelchair access, assisted listening devices, on-demand closed captioning, open captioning, audio description, Braille and large print Playbills

More information about How I Learned to Drive

How I Learned to Drive is a remarkably timely and moving memory play about a woman coming to terms with a charismatic uncle who impacts her past, present and future life.

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