North Central College Fine & Performing Arts

"How I Learned to Drive" by Paula Vogel

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Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, Paula Voge's "How I Learned to Drive" was described in the New York Times as a "...lovely, harrowing guide to the crippling persistence of one woman's memories." The play follows the dangerous sexual relationship between a girl and her uncle from her adolescence through becoming an adult, and how the rest of the family helps, and fails, her. Our virtual production will bring the intimacy, humor, and horror of the play to the forefront. Paula Vogel said she intended the play, "to get the audience to go along for a ride they wouldn't ordinarily take, or don't even know they're taking.", and that's the opportunity we have- to pull the audience in for an unexpected, devastating journey. CONTENT WARNING: "How I Learned to Drive" engages with sensitive content that includes sexual assault, pedophilia, and child abuse. It is intended for mature audiences. For North Central College students and employees who have experienced abuse in their lives, the Dyson Wellness Center offers short-term individual, group and couples counseling services, as well as referrals to off-campus resources. DysonWellness@noctrl.edu 630-637-5100
Pricing:  Free, virtual ticket required for steaming access
CONTENT WARNING: "How I Learned to Drive" engages with sensitive content that includes sexual assault, pedophilia, and child abuse. It is intended for mature audiences.

Event Date:

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm