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 begins previews on Mar. 29, 2022, ahead of an opening night on Apr. 19, 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.

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

From 29 Mar 2022

Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
as Li’l Bit

From 29 Mar 2022

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)
Other info:
Video Design by Lucy Mackinnon and Dialect Coaching by Deborah Hecht
How I Learned to Drive Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
March 29, 2022
Opening date: 
April 19, 2022

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Manhattan Theatre Club

261 West 47th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
49th Street or 50th Street stations