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Drama Students Navigate Emotional Territory in “How I Learned to Drive”

The Department of Drama and Dance presents Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, October 2-11, 2015, at the Black Box Theater, New Academic Building, South Campus.

In scenes weaving backwards and forwards in time, L’il Bit reflects on the complex relationship with her Uncle Peck—the man who taught her to drive.  Sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes funny, but crafted with sensitivity, How I Learned to Drive, by Paula Vogel, won the Pulizer Prize for Drama, in 1998.  Sexual themes. For mature audiences only. 

HILTD poster (2)Director Ilona Pierce, associate professor of drama, says, “The characters in How I Learned to Drive are contradictory and complicated. They take us to grey, in-between, uncomfortable places that challenge ideas and feelings about love and morality, and often leave us emotionally unsettled.”

Show times are Fridays, October 2 and 9, at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, October 3 and 10, at 8 p.m.; Sundays, October 4 and 11, at 2 p.m.; Thursday, October 8, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $10, $8 senior citizen (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra student with ID. Members of the Hofstra community may receive up to two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard. For more information, call the Hofstra Box Office at 516-463-6644, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased at If seats are available, tickets will also be sold at the door starting 90 minutes prior to show time.

Photo: Natasha Cole (L’il Bit) and Brian Raiton (Uncle Peck). Photo by Tim Hatcher. 


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