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How do you market "How I Learned to Drive"?I'm directing How I Learned to Drive for a...

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dbasslegal | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 18, 2009 at 10:47 AM via web

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How do you market "How I Learned to Drive"?

I'm directing How I Learned to Drive for a community theater and I'm having trouble getting them to understand that this is more than the "pedophile play". How have other theater companies marketed this excellent but challenging show?

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eleiko | College Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted July 6, 2009 at 7:56 AM (Answer #1)

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This play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1998) as well as Outstanding Play in the Drama Desk Awards, Obie for playwrighting, Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, and Best Play from the New York Drama Critics.

It features a strong female protagonist (unusual!) who triumphs over a difficult childhood (she narrates the story as an adult, describing how she learned to forgive her uncle and even thank him for the freedom she feels when she drives.

It's also a subtle play of family dynamics: Uncle Peck is the only relative who supports Li'l Bit's ambitions to go to college, and she feels kinship with him since they are both outsiders.

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