'How I Learned to Drive'
The adult Li’l Bit tells us through flashbacks the story of her younger self in 1960s Maryland; a precocious teen frustrated with small-town life, her juvenile friends, and her overbearing family. The only person who really appreciates and supports her is her Uncle Peck. But Peck has also groomed her sexually from when she was eleven years old. Told with theatricality, humour and heartbreak, through the driving lessons that Peck gives Li’l Bit throughout her adolescence, the play explores a disturbing relationship between a young girl and an older man. This shattering and provocative story delves into the darker realms of sexuality, love, and family life, as Li’l Bit navigates a narrow path between loyalty, family, and her own sense of right and wrong.