U of L theatre arts learns to drive [Theater]

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Childhood sexual abuse takes center stage in the U of L production of How I Learned to Drive, which begins tomorrow.

How I Learned to Drive will take place on the U of L campus in the Thrust Theatre, located at 2314 S. Floyd Street. Performances will take place on Oct. 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31 at 8 p.m. each evening. A matinee will occur on Oct. 31 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for regular admission, $8 for students, and $8 for seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door, in person at the U of L box office (located in the Studio Arts building), or over the phone by calling 502-852-6814. Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. More ticket information can be found at the box office website.

How I Learned to Drive is presented as a memory play, presented through the narration of Lil Bit. Lil Bit recounts events of her childhood in Maryland and South Carolina, including years of being molested by her uncle.

James Tompkins directed the Paula Vogel-created How I Learned to Drive, which includes the cast of Blair Boyd, Obadiah Ewing-Roush, Cara McHugh, David Miller, and Lauren Street.

The production was presented Off-Broadway in 1997-98 and earned multiple awards, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and a Pulitzer Prize.

Following How I Learned to Drive, the University of Louisville theatre arts program will present Measure for Measure. The production will run beginning Nov. 17.

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