Season 15, Sundown Shows

How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel

How I Learned to Drive

December 9th-11th & 16th-18th, 2023

– Written by: Paula Vogel
– Directed by: Julia Bodiford

Paula Vogel’s groundbreaking and controversial play How I Learned to Drive tells the story of a young girl who grows up in a complex and sexually abusive relationship with her uncle in 1960’s Maryland. The play follows the young girl, Lil’ Bit, from her adolescence through college years and ends with her as a thirty-something adult. Although Lil’ Bit and her uncle share a mutual understanding and care deeply for one another, the years of manipulation eventually drive them apart, leaving Li’l Bit with unresolved questions that she tries to now process as an adult.


Lil Bit – Taylor Reed
Uncle Peck – Matthew Eitzen
Female Greek Chorus – Kara Bruntz
Male Greek Chorus – Joshua Dobelbower
Teenage Greek Chorus – Courtney Dobelbower
Male Chorus Understudy – Jacob Drum


Director: Julia Bodiford
Stage Manager: Brandy Townsend
Producing Member: Kara Bruntz
Lighting Designer: Ryan Davila
Costume Designer: Birdie Holly

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