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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

August 23, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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How I Learned to Drive

“It’s a funny play about child abuse.”

That’s just a part of what director Wendy Dann calls her production of “How I Learned to Drive” at Ithaca College. And though that is its base and core, this production is so much more than that. Ithacan Staff Writer Megan Devlin’s review of the show this week captures the astounding number of positive aspects in this riveting production, which I saw tonight.

I can say, hands down, that “How I Learned to Drive” is not only the best production of the semester, but the best straight play I’ve seen at the college since “The Exonerated,” which was the first show I ever saw at Ithaca. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama/comedy tackles the heavy topic of pedophilia and child abuse, but turns it on its head with light dashes of humor and meticulous staging.

The show is only up for one more night, so grab your tickets soon — you really don’t want to miss it.