How I Learned to Drive

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How I Learned to Drive is a 1997 play written by the American playwright Paula Vogel.


The story follows the strained, sexual relationship between Li'l Bit and her aunt's husband, Uncle Peck, from her adolescence through her teenage years into college and beyond. Using the metaphor of driving and the issues of paedophilia, incest, and misogyny, the play explores the ideas of control and manipulation. (Wikipedia [1])

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Performance history in South Africa

1998: Staged in the Barney Simon Theatre at the Market Theatre in September 1998, directed by Barbara Rubin, with Vanessa Cooke, Anthea Thompson, Camilla Waldman (Li'l Bit), Robert Whitehead (Uncle Peck) and Kurt Wustmann (Big Papa).


Wikipedia [2].

Review by Tracy Craucamp, The Citizen, 18 September 1998.

Photographs, slides and contact sheets of cast members (1998 production) held by NELM: Photograph collection [Collection: MARKET THEATRE]: 2007. 10. 10. 67. 2

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