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

"Art is Not a Mirror to Reflect Reality But a Hammer to Shape It!"

-bertolt brecht