Updated 4/18/14
Unfortunately we are postponing our performances of How I Learned To Drive to a later date. Stay tuned! We apologize for the inconvenience.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kate Bursick, Managing Director
410-810-2060
kbursick@garfieldcenter.org

The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre presents their first theatrical production of 2014, Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive, opening April 25th.

How I Learned to Drive is a passionate coming-of-age story set in rural Maryland during the 1960s. As Li’l Bit navigates the perils of her teenage years, she must also contend with a noxious relationship with her Uncle Peck as he gives her driving lessons. Told through a series of flashbacks, narrated by an older and wiser Li’l Bit, Vogel describes the show as a “walk down memory lane.”

Directed by Garfield Center Spring 2014 Artist-in-Residence Jeff Woodbridge, How I Learned to Drive stars Washington College senior Rachel Fisher, a newcomer to the GCA stage, as Li’l Bit, alongside Sam Little, Garfield Center production assistant, who is making his onstage debut as Uncle Peck.  GCA veterans Julie Lawrence and Bryan Betley, along with newcomer Sharaea Tiller, fill out the cast as the Greek Chorus, each playing multiple roles.

How I learned to Drive received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1998, the Obie Award for Playwriting in 1997, and the New York Drama Critics Award for best play. Vogel is also the author of  “The Baltimore Waltz” and “The Oldest Profession,” among other plays.

How I Learned to Drive runs April 25th, 26th & 27th, and May 2nd, 3rd & 4th. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00pm, with Sunday matinees at 3:00pm. Tickets are $15; students with a valid ID pay $5.

Ticket reservations can be made by emailing boxoffice@garfieldcenter.org, by calling 410-810-2060, or online at garfieldcenter.org.  Box Office hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am-3pm and Saturdays 11am-2pm.  The Garfield Center Box Office is open 90 minutes before show time; main theatre doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.

For more information, visit the Garfield Center’s website at garfieldcenter.org or call 410-810-2060.

Note: This show contains adult material and themes, and may not be suitable for all audiences.

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