Paula Vogel's award winning off-Broadway play, How I Learned to Drive , which has received ubiquitous national stagings, now ends its current stint at Arizona Theatre Company, April 11.
Officially opening March 27 after starting previews March 25, How I Learned to Drive tells of a young girl who develops an inappropriate relationship with her uncle.
The comedy-drama is directed by ATC artistic director David Ira Goldstein.
The main character of Li'l Bit will be played by Kate Goehring, who played Harper in the national tour of Angels in America. Berkeley Rep associate artist James Carpenter is Uncle Peck. Also in the cast are Bob Sorenson, Linda Libby and Christine Williams.
During its run at the Century Theatre in 1997, How I Learned to Drive won the 1997 Obie Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Lucille Lortel Awards and the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Vogel's plays have been produced all over the world including Canada, Brazil and Chile. Most recently, her play The Mineola Twins opened at the Roundabout Theatre's 0ff- Broadway Laura Pels space. For tickets and information on How I Learned To Drive at ATC's Herberber Theatre Center in Phoenix, March 25-April 11, call (602) 256 6995.
-- By David Lefkowitz and Angelica Roderick