While How I Learned to Drive won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998, it is still as relevant as ever. Paula Vogel’s coming-of-age tale showcases the funny, surprising, and sometimes devastating things young women might have experienced growing up in the 20th century. With an unsupportive family and frienemies at school, Lil Bit relies on her uncle’s driving lessons as a place of solace from the raging world around her. The lessons, however, become one more thing she has to overcome. In this #MeToo moment, How I Learned to Drive continues to spark conversations about love, sex, abuse, and what happens when all three collide.
Warning: this production contains adult content and depictions of sexual abuse.