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UL Lafayette's Performing Arts Department will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play "How I Learned To Drive" by Paula Vogel from March 12-15 at 7:30 p.m. and 15-16 at 2 p.m. in Fletcher Hall, room 134.

Justin Bates, assistant professor of acting and creative drama at UL Lafayette, is directing this production. Bates has worked as both actor and director in over 20 productions with educational and professional theatres throughout the United States and Canada.

Actors for this production include students from the Performing Arts Department at UL-Lafayette as well as members of the community.

Balmy evenings in rural 1950’s Maryland are fraught with danger. Seductions can happen anywhere, from the bank of a river to the front seat of a car, where a young self- conscious girl is learning to drive. To Li’l Bit, the play’s protagonist, the radio is the most important part of the car, but the pop music of the fifties can never quite drown out the harrowing images of her mind.

This play is a wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the world and life from behind the wheel.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for UL Lafayette alumni, senior citizens, children 14 and over and students. UL Lafayette faculty, staff and students with a valid ID are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at the door one hour prior to each performance.

Due to some adult situations the suggested age for admittance is 14 and up.

For further information please call the UL Lafayette Department of Performing Arts at 482-6357.