"How I Learned to Drive" - by Paula Vogel - Actors' Shakespeare Project (Boston, MA.)

Actors' Shakespeare Project

Presents Paula Vogel's 


Written by Paula Vogel

Directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue


November 3, 2023 through November 26, 2023 

(Contact Box Office for Exact Times)

Roberts Studio Theater, Calderwood / BCA, 527 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116 

Tickets for all performances are $59.50, with an allotment of $20 tickets released for the week’s performances on the Monday of that week, subject to availability. 

Student tickets are $25, available for any patron ages 25 and under. 

Memberships are available starting at $210. For more information, visit www.ActorsShakespeareProject.org 


Phone # 617-241-2200



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Actors’ Shakespeare Project continues its American Bards series with a stirring revival of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE." 

Directed by Elaine Vaan Hogue, this dramatic masterpiece from legendary playwright Paula Vogel will be performed in the Roberts Studio Theater at the Calderwood Pavilion

Check your mirrors, place your hands at ten-and-two, and experience one of the greatest American plays ever written. 

Nominated for the 2022 Tony Award for Best Revival, "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE" puts us behind the wheel of a ‘56 Chevy with our protagonist, Li’l Bit, as she looks back on her rocky journey from adolescence to adulthood. 

Fasten your seatbelts as she navigates dark family secrets, teenage growing pains, and her turbulent relationship with her Uncle Peck. 

Named “One of the Top 25 American Plays Since Angels in America” by The New York Times, "HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE" traverses the full range of human emotions - from hilarity to heartbreak. 

Vogel’s examination of the highway towards womanhood has only taken on more urgency and meaning since it was first first staged.

Approximately One hour, 40 minutes with no intermission. 


ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT, founded in 2004, is an award­-winning professional theater company with a Resident Acting Company and extensive education, youth, and community programs. ASP performs and works in found spaces, schools, theaters and neighborhoods to present and explore the robust language, resonant stories, and deeply human characters in Shakespeare’s plays and in works by other great playwrights. Our work is ensemble-­based and focused on intimacy, storytelling, language, relationships, voice, risk and artistry within and throughout the Boston area. 


ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT believes Shakespeare’s words are urgently relevant to our times. Working as an ensemble of resident company members, we bring these words into the voices, bodies, and imaginations of our actors, audiences, and neighborhoods. We do this through creative projects, including intimate productions and outreach programs that are informed by the spaces in which they happen. These projects inspire civic dialogue, build relationships between people, strengthen communities, and reveal something about what it means to be human here and now. 


442 Bunker Hill Street

Charlestown, MA 02129

Phone # 617-241-2200