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University Theatre opens with Pulitzer Prize winner

Sept. 12, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University Theatre opens its 2008-09 season with Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning "How I Learned to Drive." Performances will take place Thursday, Sept. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 5, in York Arena Theater at WMU's Gilmore Theatre Complex.

Performances of "How I Learned to Drive" at York Arena Theatre

Thursday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 26, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m.

"How I Learned to Drive" explores the lifecycle of a dysfunctional relationship between a young girl and her uncle. Through a metaphorical recollection of driving lessons, a haunting story emerges, ending both tragically and triumphantly in redemption.

The play premiered in 1997 and received a Pulitzer Prize for Drama the following year.

WMU guest artist Stephanie Sandberg directs the all-student cast, which includes Zack Apman, Brenna Cronin, Natalie Hurdle, Hannah Schubkegel Sielatycki and Scott Wiltsie. The creative team includes WMU student Emily Parr, stage manager.

General admission seating for "How I learned to Drive" is $20, $15 for senior citizens and WMU employees, and $5 for students. Tickets are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at wmich.edu/theatre, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex Ticket Office, Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or downtown Kalamazoo's Epic Center Box Office. Group discounts are available.

Media contact: Emily Duguay, (269) 387-3227, emily.duguay@wmich.edu

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