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UMD Presents 'How I Learned to Drive'

Posted at: 03/26/2013 7:49 AM
Updated at: 03/26/2013 9:06 AM
By: Brittany Falkers

After a quick rest during spring break, UMD's Theatre Department is back in action.  Tuesday the Dudley Experimental Theatre reopens Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winning Drama, 'How I Learned to Drive.'

The play follows the character Lil' Bit.  She grew up in Maryland in the 1960's.  Now, an adult, she narrates her experience coming to terms with her family, her body and the sexual abuse she suffered from her uncle.  A man deeply burdened by his own demons.

"It's a beautiful play, that's a woman's coming of age story," Director Austin Jones said, "It's got some wonderfully moving and comedic moving and comedic moments."

The inspiring story explores self-discovery, forgiveness and the freedom in self-acceptance.

Actress Kate Zehr stars as Lil' Bit and admits she was a little intimidated when taking on the role, but the script made things easier.

"Paula Vogel is so brilliant in her writing.  She really lays it all out there," Katie said, "She really wants to show the strength in this woman."

'How I Learned to Drive' runs from March 26 - 30 at 7:30 p.m. and March 31 at 2 p.m.

For tickets call 218-726-8561 or CLICK HERE.