How I Learned to Drive
A.R.T. Season
September 18, 1998 through October 10, 1998

Arliss Howard and Debra Winger join the A.R.T. company to play the leading roles in How I Learned to Drive, Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. The story is recalled by a young woman growing up in Maryland called Li'l Bit, who comes of age in the 1960-70s. She receives driving lessons from her uncle, and that relationship—tentative and sexual—forms the underpinnings of a story that is mesmerizing, personal, and disarmingly funny. The play premiered at the Vineyard Theatre in New York in 1997 and won every off-Broadway award for Best Play, including the Obie, Drama Desk, New York Drama Critics Circle, and Outer Critics Circle.

Creative team
by Paula Vogel
Directed by David Wheeler
Set design by J. Michael Griggs
Costume design by Viola Mackenthun
Lighting design by John Ambrosone
Sound design by David Remedios
Lil' Bit Debra Winger
Peck Arliss Howard
Teenage Greek Chorus Aysan Celik
Male Greek Chorus Jonathan Hova
Female Greek Chorus Kate Wisniewski

David Wheeler discusses the challenges of directing Shaw with Jennifer Roberts More

Article about How I Learned to Drive. More

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Paula Vogel is interviewed by Arthur Holmberg More

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Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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