How I Learned to Drive

UPDATE: This production has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more information.

Tickets will be on sale soon for How I Learned to Drive at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway.

Manhattan Theatre Club concludes its 2019-2020 Broadway season with the Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece How I Learned to Drive, reuniting the play's two original stars Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Tony Award nominee David Morse with director Mark Brokaw.

How I Learned to Drive originally premiered in 1997, produced by Vineyard Theatre, and would be showered with accolades from the Pulitzer Prize for Drama to Lucille Lortel Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Obie Awards, Drama Critics Circle Awards, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, among others. Mary-Louise Parker originated the role of Li’l Bit and David Morse originated the role of Uncle Peck in that production and now return to the roles 23 years later on Broadway.

How I Learned to Drive explores the impact of a manipulative, sexual relationship between Li’l Bit and Uncle Peck, her aunt’s husband, delving into the themes of incest, paedophilia and misogyny. In this sense, playwright Paula Vogel uses ‘learning to drive’ as a metaphor.

This powerful drama was last seen on the New York stage in the winter of 2012, courtesy of Second Stage Theater, starring Elizabeth Reaser and Norbert Leo Butz, and now receives its long-overdue Broadway premiere.

Be prepared for a crushing master class in acting and playwriting at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

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.

David Morse
David Morse
as Uncle Peck
Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
as Li’l Bit
Paula Vogel
Manhattan Theatre Club, Daryl Roth, Cody Lassen, and The Dodgers, in association with the Vineyard Theatre
Mark Brokaw
Mark McCullough
David Van Tieghem
Rachel Hauck
Dede Ayite
Cast list:
Mary-Louise Parker (as Li’l Bit) and David Morse (as Uncle Peck), alongside Johanna Day (as Female Greek Chorus), Alyssa May Gold (as Teenage Greek Chorus), and Chris Myers (as Male Greek Chorus)
Other info:
Video Design by Lucy Mackinnon and Dialect Coaching by Deborah Hecht
How I Learned to Drive Performance Dates & Times
Coming Soon

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Manhattan Theatre Club

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Latest How I Learned to Drive News & Features

Mary-Louise Parker & David Morse
How I Learned to Drive postponed until 2020-2021 Broadway season
April 7, 2020

Manhattan Theatre Club has officially postponed its Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece How I Learned to Drive, which is now expected to be presented during the 2020-2021 Broadway season. More details to follow. The production, which will reunite the original Off-Broadway stars, Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Tony Award nominee David Morse, with the show's original director Mark Brokaw, was scheduled to play the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from March 27 through June 7, 2020, with an official opening set for April 22.