How I Learned to Drive
The Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece How I Learned to Drive will open in spring 2022.
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.
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.