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2005

FMU Theatre to present 'How I Learned to Drive,' Feb. 24-26

The Francis Marion University Theatre will present Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive,” Feb. 24-26.

Performances begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s theatre. Admission is free, but reservations are recommended. Call the box office at 843-661-1365, Monday through Friday, between 1 and 5 p.m., for seating availability.

This play contains strong sexual language and is not recommended for viewers under the age of 18, or anyone who would find such material offensive.

“How I Learned to Drive” involves the protagonist, Li’l Bit, who tells the story of her dysfunctional family, her adolescent years, and her relationship with her predatory uncle through a series of narrations and flashbacks. Vogel manages to handle the serious subject of child abuse in a manner that is thought-provoking and humorous at the same time.

The play is the winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for drama, co-winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and co-winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play.

The production is directed by assistant professor Robert Brooks, with set and lighting design by associate professor David Granath and costume design by assistant professor Abigail Wurster.

The cast and crew of the play, by hometown, is:

Darlington: Erin Lamz (Female Greek Chorus)

Dillon: Blake Gardner (Male Greek Chorus)

Johnston: Aesia Wyatt (Li’l Bit)

Pawleys Island: Vincent Triana (Peck)

Sumter: Tiffany N. Holmes (Teenage Greek Chorus)

Timmonsville: Paullet Weaver (assistant to the director)

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Last Published: February 11, 2005 8:39 AM
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