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PlayMakers’ Production of How I Learned to Drive Is Difficult But Important

Though Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive first debuted in 1997 and takes place much earlier- in the 1960s- its themes about rape, consent, and the abuse of power are all too relevant today. In fact, in some ways, they seem even more relevant than they did when the show first premiered. PlayMakers Repertory… Read More ›

Julia Gibson and Jeffrey Blair Cornell star as Li’l Bit and Uncle Peck (photo by HuthPhoto)

A Fascinating and Ultimately Forgiving Journey, PlayMakers Rep’s How I Learned to Drive Hits a Few Potholes Along the Way

PlayMakers Repertory Company closes its dynamic 2018-19 season with Paula Vogel’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive. This dauntless play cleverly combines a modern-day driver’s education theme with classic Greek drama elements, creating a winding narrative that follows main character Li’l Bit (played by Julia Gibson) throughout her tumultuous life and the… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive on April 3-7, 9-14, and 16-21 in the Paul Green Theatre at UNC-Chapel Hill (photo by HuthPhoto)

Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive at PlayMakers Repertory Company Explores Problems in How Women Are Valued

The PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of Paula Vogel’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive, tells the story of sexual abuse in the same way an epidemiologist unravels a deadly contagion: tracing its spread backward then forwards, and identifying victims and carriers in such a clinically detached way that you are lulled into… Read More ›

PlayMakers Rep will stage Bertolt Brecht's Life of Galileo, adapted by Joseph Discher and directed by Vivienne Benesch, on March 5-10 and 12-17 in the Paul Green Theatre in UNC-Chapel Hill's Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art (photo by HuthPhoto)

PlayMakers Rep Presents Two Distinct "Slices" of the Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht

“Die Religion … ist das Opium des Volkes (Religion is the opiate of the people)” — Karl Marx (1818-83) — Cutting to the chase, PlayMakers Repertory Company’s current offering, Life of Galileo, is definitely worth seeing. PRC producing artistic director Vivienne Benesch directs Joseph Discher’s adaptation of Marxist East German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1943 play,… Read More ›

PlayMakers’ She Loves Me Is a Delightful Holiday Hit

Most people have seen some version of She Loves Me, the holiday show onstage now at PlayMakers Repertory Company under the direction of Kirsten Sanderson. Or rather, most people have seen some version of Parfumerie, the original play on which this work and many others are based. Famed films The Shop Around the Corner and… Read More ›