How I Learned to Drive – Iowa State University Theatre

by Paula Vogel

A funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the eyes of Li’l Bit, a young girl growing up in Maryland in the 1960’s and ’70’s. She forms a disturbing relationship with an older man who is also her Uncle Peck, the only person she feels she can trust. Ultimately, this is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life behind the wheel.

February 2, 3, and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and February 5 at 2 p.m.

Memorial Union Maintenance Shop – Ames

The Cast

Female Greek Chorus – Kim Chelf
Li’l Bit – Laura Lee Williams
Male Greek Chorus – Matt Bridges
Peck – Marty Ellenberger
Teenage Greek Chorus – Amanda Mullen

Creative Team

Director – Patrick Gouran
Costume Designer – Teal Larsen
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Scenic Designer – Adam Moeller
Sound Designer – Brian Phillips
Stage Manager – Josh Hasty
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Technical Director – Emily Brainerd
Photography – Patrick Gouran
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek
Publicity Assistant – Samantha Davis
Poster Design – Samantha Davis


Production photos and publicity photos by Patrick Gouran

Poster by Samantha Davis

Read about it in Inside Iowa State!

Press release