Major Theatre Production: “How I Learned to Drive”

Gulbenkian Theatre, Beirut campus

The School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Communication Arts is putting on a major theatre production “How I Learned to Drive”, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Lina Khoury.

Place:    Gulbenkian Theatre - LAU Beirut Campus

Date:     4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th of December 2014

Time:     8:30 pm

Tickets at L.L. 10,000 - L.L. 15,000 available at Gulbenkian Ticket Booth

Tel: 01-78 64 64 / 03-79 13 14 ext.1172                 

“How I Learned to Drive” is a bittersweet drama written by Paula Vogel, that tells the story of a Maryland girl called “Little Bit” who takes a trip down memory lane and recalls memories of emotional manipulation and sexual molestation, all of which are tied together with driving lessons given by her uncle, “Uncle Peck”. Set mostly in the 60’s, the story is told using an uneven mixture of flashbacks, narration and monologues.

The play tackles some sensitive and controversial subject matters such as pedophilia, incest, sexual molestation, alcoholism, and family dysfunction without judgment or condemnation. The aim of the protagonist is to reach freedom thorough forgiveness.

Vogel received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play. The play was also awarded an Obie, a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and The Lucille Lortel Award.

Artistic Team

Set Designer                           Hassan Sadek

Costume Designer                Suzi Shamaa

Lighting Designer                  Milad Tawk

Poster, Program &

All Print Design                      May Ghaibeh