A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel.
Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize - Co-winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize - Co-winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play.
“One of the most discomfiting love stories to emerge from the American theatre” - NY times
With subtle humor and teasing erotic encounters, Vogel addresses the dangerous intersections of teenage temptation. She also paints a richly poetic and picturesque landscape…The play is a potent and convincing comment on a taboo subject, and its impact sneaks up on its audience." —Variety.
"…HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE turns out to be a most compelling ride. — BackStage.
Ms. Vogel has written a lovely, harrowing guide to the crippling persistence of one woman's memories. — NY Times.