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How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel

Paula Vogel's acclaimed play is set in 1960s rural America and explores a teenage girl's coming of age as she navigates a complicated relationship with an older man - her aunt's husband, Peck. This memory play skilfully follows the young girl, Li'l Bit, through her adolescence and college years as part of a family whose notions of parenting are difficult to embrace. Surrounded by pubescent boys and grown men who seem to only think about sex and women's breasts, Li'l Bit never stops looking for love even as she finds herself caught up in the most dangerous love of all.

This journey of a woman looking back on her life and her relationship with her aunt’s husband, blurs the line between what is wrong, and what feels right. It's frequently confronting as the writer questions how far we will go to excuse wrong-doing in the name of love. Vignettes from a Greek-style chorus add many moments of levity and pathos to the picture of a family with no bassense ic of the rules of the road.

“Ms Vogel has a gift for sustaining humour and pathos at the same time, without trivialising either emotion.” - NY Times

“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 is on the shortlist of masterworks about sexual abuse, and in the #metoo era, it’s a live grenade onstage.” - The Washington Post

Rating: Advisory 16

Start Sales Date

15 Apr 2019, 9am

Other Channels:
15 Apr 2019, 10am




Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes
(with no interval)

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Rating / Age Limit:

  • Rating: Advisory 16
  • Patron must purchase a ticket for entry.
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

Photography / Video Recording Rules:

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording are permitted for this event.

Through All SISTIC Channels
for Group Discount of minimum 10 Tickets
[Valid from 24 May 2019 onwards]
[Not Applicable for 20 June 2019 Preview Show]


Event Date
Fri, 21 - Sat, 29 Jun 2019

Preview: Thu, 20 Jun 7.30pm
Weekdays: 7.30pm
Saturday: 3pm & 7.30pm, Sunday: 3pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Preview : S$35
Standard : S$39
(This is a Free Seating Event)