Willamette University Theatre Presents "How I Learned To Drive"

Willamette University Theatre will perform "How I Learned to Drive" by Paula Vogel and directed by Susan Coromel.

The production will open Friday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. with a preview on Thursday, Nov. 9, also at 8 p.m. The show will run Nov. 10-11 and 16-18 at 8 p.m., with matinees Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. A post-show discussion with the cast and crew will be held after the Nov. 16th 8 p.m. performance.

Tickets are $10 for evening shows and $8 for matinees. Students and senior tickets are $6 all shows. Preview is half price. For ticket reservations, please contact the box office at 503-370-6221. For additional information, contact Jen Druback, Willamette University's theatre publicity manager, at 503-370-6222.

Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "How I Learned to Drive," explores the complex relationship between the main character Lil'Bit and her Uncle Peck as he teaches her the rules of the road and of life. Vogel takes us on a journey down the roads of rural Maryland in the 60's and 70's and leads us through a tale of forgiveness and survival. Disarmingly funny, the play recaptures the confusing swirl of adolescence and how one woman learned to live with, rather than be defeated by, the scars of time. This play contains adult scenes and language.

In December, Willamette University will be producing "Selling It," a student written/student directed play. The play was written by Willamette University senior Scotty Iseri and is being directed by Willamette senior Joe Bolenbaugh.