VU theatre production brings social issues to the stage

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April 03, 2018

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Theatre program will present four performances of “How I Learned to Drive,” April 12-13-14 at 7:30 p.m. (EDT) and 2 p.m. on Apr. 15. Due to the subject matter, this production is intended for mature audience members. Children under the age of 13 will not be admitted.

Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “How I Learned to Drive” is Paula Vogel’s wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl (Li’l Bit) and an older man (Uncle Peck). The play tells the story from the perspective of Li’l Bit as an adult.

Tickets are on sale now and cost $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for non-VU students. VU employees and students will be admitted free with their university ID. Tickets may also be purchased online at or by phone or in person at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center Box Office, 812-888-4039. Box Office hours are posted on the website.

“How I Learned to Drive” features all-student actors, designers, and crew, including Jake Sexton of Bloomington; Peyton Jones of Greenfield; Noah Wright of Greenwood; Garrett Barrasas, Corbin Barrasas, and Ryan Potosky of Hobart; Matthew Bishop of Lafayette; Casllie Scott of Merrillville; Megan Gregory of Nashville; Hannah Mohr of Thorntown; Elizabeth Ruppel of Vincennes; Jessica Mansfield of Wanamaker; Kyle Gregory of Washington; Lydia Hancock of Westphalia; and Chaselyn Craig of Carmi, Ill.

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month and “How I Learned to Drive” is produced in partnership with the VU Counseling Center and Hope’s Voice. Hope's Voice provides assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including crisis counseling, safety planning, and advocacy.

Counselors will be available in the lobby before, during, and after each presentation. Following the Thursday, April 12, performance, counselors and the cast and crew will meet with the audience to discuss issues presented in the play.


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