Theatre Bay Area Awards “Recommended”
Bay Area Critics Circle “Go See!”

Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

Directed by Katja Rivera

Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned To Drive” explores the complex relationship between a young woman and an older man, as she progresses from innocence to something much more dark and troubling. Told with surprising wit, this acclaimed play is an often-funny, surprising and ultimately devastating tale of survival. 

Through wildly absurd, unexpected and disturbing turns of events, Li’l Bit comes to terms with her past and her relationships as these events shape her womanhood and her understanding of the world. The Custom Made Theatre Co. brings this 20th-century masterpiece back to San Francisco, the same year the legendary Paula Vogel finally had her Broadway debut with the Tony-winning “Indecent”.


Paula Vogel's Masterpiece

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

September 7 – October 7



“We are in the vastly capable hands of playwright Paula Vogel, who somehow manages to navigate the incredibly fraught and sensitive landscape… and tell a story that is compelling, entertaining, often hysterical, ultimately infuriating – and remarkably even-handed.” -Patrick Thomas, Two on the Aisle

“Mr. Reid is masterful in his portrayal of this Uncle whose magnetism is both attractive and repulsive. Equally impressive is Ms. Farbstein as we cannot help but understand and empathize how what she allows to happen time and again… Masterfully directed.” -Eddie Reynolds, Theatre Eddies

“Amanda Farbstein is simply superb in the lead role. She wonderfully captures the nuances of Li’l Bit’s angst and tribulations through the years of growth and change, as well as her sometimes intoxication, rage, and misguided expressions of determination to master her own situation.” -Victor Cordell, ForAllEvents


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