HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE
directed by Kelly M. Beuth* starring Andrea Gollhardt & John Profeta*
by Paula Vogel
this 1998 pulitzer prize winning drama dares to break the silence about sexual abuse hiding in plain sight. a memory play told out of sequence in a hauntingly understated style, this story takes us back to small-town Maryland in the late 1960s when a seemingly charming uncle's advances on his teenage niece go from bad to worse.
subversive theatre is proud to revive this 20-year-old landmark work. originally premiering at NYC's Vinyard Theatre in 1998 with Mary Louise Parker in the lead role, this searingly honest play seems more relevant than ever in #metoo America.
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is directed by subversive's associate artistic director Kelly M. Beuth* and stars Andrea Gollhardt and John Profeta* with a "greek chorus" featuring Brittany Germano*, Theresa DiMuro-Wilber*, Justin Fiordaliso, Jenny Gembka, and Molly/Oliver Lewars. costumes are by assistant director Jane Cudmore with set & video design is by Christopher Wilson*, lighting by Kurt Schneiderman*, sound by Bob Van Valin*
our production runs jan 18 - feb 10 with performances thursdays, fridays, and saturdays at 7:30 at our home venue THE MANNY FRIED PLAYHOUSE at 255 great arrow avenue on the third floor of north buffalo's historic great arrow building. tickets are $30 general admission, $25 for students, seniors, and subversive theatre members. all thursday shows are pay-what-you-can. purchase tickets right here online or leave reservations on our phoneline at 716-462-5549
jan 18 - feb 10, 2018 thurdays, fridays, & saturdays at 7:30pm at the Manny Fried Playhouse
* = indicates members of the subversive theatre collective
+ = indicates members of the actors' equity association