Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive is set in rural Maryland in the 1960s, and it follows the troubled relationship between a young girl and a much older man. The character of Li'l Bit -- who's been played on stage by Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) and Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club) -- is a precocious but troubled young girl whose transition into adulthood is symbolized by driving, which represents progress and movement. Though it deals with intense themes, the play is full of life and intelligence, a funny and irreverent look at growing up. See for yourself at Boston's Rogers Center for the Arts.
This play contains adult themes and language and is recommended for those ages 16 and older.