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CUP Presents "How I Learned To Drive"
Reported by: Kennie Bass
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Reported: Mar. 9, 2012 4:11 PM EST
Updated: Mar. 9, 2012 6:31 PM EST
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
Huntington's Curtains Up Players organization has earned a well-deserved reputation for avoiding the same old productions and offering local audiences something new.
That's definitely the case with "How I Learned to Drive."
The 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama tells the story of how a young girl (Kate Morris) navigates both on the road and through life as she sits behind the wheel.
Written by Paula Vogel, the play explores the unnatural sexual relationship between an uncle and his young niece.
The material is serious and heavy, using driving as a metaphor for pedophilia and incest...it focuses on how a predator uses his power to control and manipulate.
As the play progresses, Uncle Peck continues to press for a relationship with his young relative. Even though he's abused her...she still feels a connection with him. As she grows older, Li'l Bit eventually has to make a choice about a either a future with him or saving herself.
The Curtains Up Players production of "How I Learned To Drive" continues this weekend at the Jeslyn Performing Arts Center on 4th Avenue in Huntington.
The play starts at 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday night. There is a Sunday afternoon matinee at 2:30 pm.
All tickets cost $10.
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