How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel, Directed by Debbie Swann

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.

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  • How I Learned to Drive 2020 group photo
    Colorado State University Theatre presents How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, directed by Debbie Swann. Scenic Design by Lukas G. White, Costume Design by Ro Mazon, Props Master Michael Dold, Lighting Design by Olivia Parker, Sound Design by Christine Burquest, Projections Design by Price Johnston and Stage Managed by Lauren Boesch. March 11, 2020 Cast Members: Maggie Albanese, Ryan Volkert, Holly Wedgeworth, Kathleen Wright, Ryan Wilke-Braun

Schedule & Tickets

Matinees at 1:30 am
Cost: No charge/CSU students, $9/youth (under 18), $14/senior (62+), $18/adult

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