How I Learned To Drive – the latest production from Peel The Limelight – will open in Bangkok this March.
Described by The New York Times as “One of the most discomfiting love stories to emerge from the American Theatre,” How I Learned To Drive explores the themes of love and sexual experience before the age of sexual consent.
Promising to be another of the intimate and emotional theatrical experiences that Peel The Limelight are becoming known for, the production is directed by Peter O’Neill and produced by Jaime Zúñiga.
The story revolves around the character of Li’l Bit – a girl who has always felt like an outsider and that no one in her dysfunctional family understands her, aside from Uncle Peck. The play is set against the background of a Driver’s Education course.
Written by American playwright Paula Vogel, How I Learned To Drive won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize For Drama and is celebrated for confronting the taboos and issues of abuse while challenging the audience to question whether, “All roads lead back home.”
How I Learned To Drive follows Peel The Limelight’s sold-out and critically acclaimed production of The True History Of The Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman In The World.
It will be performed in English with Thai surtitles from 3 to 13 March at the Spark Drama Studio in the Jasmine City Building, near Asok BTS station.
Featured image shows Elizabeth Reaser as Li’l Bit at the Second Stage Theatre (New York)