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Pictured: Elizabeth Birnkrant
The Artistic Home has announced the cast and production team for Paula Vogel’s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE.
Directed by Associate Artistic Director Kayla Adams, the production features, Elizabeth Birnkrant (L’il Bit), John Mossman (Uncle Peck), Jenna Steege (Female Greek Chorus), Kelley Holcomb (Teenage Greek Chorus), and company member Reid Coker (Male Greek Chorus).
The production team includes Kevin Rolfs (scenic design), Zack Berinstein (sound design), Hailey Rakowiecki (costume design), Alexander McRae (assistant director) and Sara Ann Dickey (stage manager).
From the press release: “HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, which premiered in 1997, was a Pulitzer Prize winner and a pioneering drama for its examination of pedophilia and sexual abuse of women. It follows a young woman, named L’il Bit, from age 11 to age 18 and her friendship and sexual affair with her uncle. Director Adams says, ‘this courageous and surprising script reminds me again and again of the healing power of storytelling.’ In reviewing the 2017 production by the Cleveland Playhouse, the Cleveland PLAIN DEALER said, ‘We can rejoice that HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE feels as fresh and fearless as it did two decades ago – and mourn for the same reason.'”
HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE runs March 21st – May 6th. For more information visit theartistichome.org.