Saturday, August 25, 2012

UA Arizona Repertory Theatre presents How I Learned To Drive


From: Pierce, Lisa Ann - (lisapierce) []
Sent: Friday, August 24, 2012 4:43 PM
Subject: UA Arizona Repertory Theatre brings controversial, thoughtful script to life

The UA Campus is buzzing about Arizona Repertory Theatre's season - especially its September opener, HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, by Paula Vogel.  See attached press release for details.  


Stay tuned for the other buzz in October: the madcap, comedy musical, AVENUE Q...featuring Director of Puppetry, UA Theatre alum, Michelle Lane, who is returning from the Broadway production of AVENUE Q!




August 24, 2012

UA’s Arizona Repertory Theatre presents How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Drama Desk Award, and the New York Drama Critics Award for best play, How I Learned to Drive is an ironic, lyrical tale of survival, as L'il Bit takes driving lessons from her Uncle Peck. While learning the rules of the road, Lil' Bit is drawn into something much darker and more complex. The play reflects upon both what Uncle Peck took from her – her innocence – and what he gave her in return – namely, the freedom and independence of being behind the wheel. Vogel's incredible script examines troubling questions in a funny, surprising and devastating way. (Adult themes and content).

Dates & Times:

Previews: Sep 9 at 1:30pm, Sep 10 at 7:30pm Evenings: Sep 12-15, 20-22, 28-29 at 7:30pm Matinees: Sep 16, 22-23, 30 at 1:30pm

Place: Tornabene Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard. Cost/Admission: Regular $28, Senior/UA Employee/Military $26, Student $19, Preview $17. Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162 or

Parking: Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park.

If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.


Approx Run Time: 110 minutes • + Intermission: 15 minutes • Brent Gibbs, Director • 520.621.9402 • Media Photo Call: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 4:30pm in the Tornabene Theatre


Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686,

Season Sponsor: Chapman Automotive          Production Sponsor: Lyn Tornabene



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