February 20 – 22, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre
February 23 – 24, 2 p.m., Studio Theatre


$15 adults / $10 senior citizens and non-Valpo students
Free admission for Valpo students, faculty and staff

*Mature content. May not be suitable for children.

Directed by: R. Andrew White

About the Performance:

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize, co-winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and co-winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play, How I Learned to Drive is a wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man.  And ultimately, it is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel.

“Ms. Vogel has written a lovely, harrowing guide to the crippling persistence of one woman’s memories.” —NY Times.

“…How I Learned to Drive is a tremendous achievement, genuine and genuinely disturbing…This is, quite simply, the sweetest and most forgiving play ever written about child abuse…Vogel’s delicate tactic makes sense not only as a way to redouble the dramatic effect, but as a representation of reality, a perfect case of the form fitting the subject.” —Village Voice.

“With subtle humor and teasing erotic encounters, Vogel addresses the dangerous intersections of teenage temptation. She also paints a richly poetic and picturesque landscape…The play is a potent and convincing comment on a taboo subject, and its impact sneaks up on its audience.” —Variety.

“…How I Learned to Drive turns out to be a most compelling ride.” —BackStage.

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