Directed by J’Lyn Hope

Parkland Theatre's 29th annual student production is the 1998 Pulitzer Prize winner, “How I Learned to Drive”. This show explores the surprising, sometimes comedic, and devastating tale of survival seen through the eyes of a troubling relationship between a young girl and her uncle. Lil’ Bit’s story shows the strength it takes to steer through the chaos, no matter how challenging it may be, and how to drive through life in spite of the pain and damage encountered along the way.

Venue: Second Stage Theatre

7:30 pm Performances

February 6, 7, 8, 14, 15

Audience, cast and crew talkback on Feb 6.

3 pm Performances

February 9, 16

All tickets $10

*Content Advisory: This show contains descriptions of sexual abuse, incest, and its aftermath.


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  • Starting Thursday, February 6th, 2020, repeated every day until Saturday, February 08, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Starting Sunday, February 9th, 2020, repeats every week on Sunday until Sunday, February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Starting Friday, February 14th, 2020, repeated every day until Saturday, February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Parkland Theatre Second Stage

2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign, IL 61821


Cindy Reynolds