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Wednesday, 22 February 2012 15:33

Second Stage Theatre Extends HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Through Mar 18

Second Stage Theatre production of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning


Extends one week through March 18th

Starring Two-Time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz and
Emmy Award nominee Elizabeth Reaser

Written by Paula Vogel
Directed by Kate Whoriskey

Due to rave reviews and strong ticket sales, Second Stage Theatre’s production of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, How I Learned to Drive, directed by Kate Whoriskey, has extended one week though March 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street).  For tickets or more information, please visit

{module ad_left_body}Starring two-time Tony award winner Norbert Leo Butz and Emmy award nominee Elizabeth Reaser, How I Learned to Drive also features Kevin Cahoon (The Wedding Singer, The Foreigner), Jennifer Regan (Born Yesterday) and Marnie Schulenburg (24-hour Musical). 

How I Learned to Drive opened on Monday, February 13 to rave reviews.  Ben Brantley of The New York Times called the production, “A first-rate revival.  One of the most discomfiting love stories to emerge from the American theater has emerged with its emotional power undiluted and two actors at the top of their games.”  Joe Dziemianowicz of the Daily News raves, “motored by two terrific leads, this play delivers an emotional wallop as shattering as a high-impact collision.”  Marilyn Stasio of Variety says, “Norbert Leo Butz gives a spellbinding performance and Elizabeth Reaser is wonderful,” and Rex Reed of the New York Observer calls the production, “a marvelous must-see!  Missing it is out of the question!”

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, How I Learned to Drive explores the complex relationship between Li’l Bit (Reaser) and her Uncle Peck (Butz), as a series of driving lessons progresses from innocence to something much darker.  Told with surprising wit, Paula Vogel’s acclaimed play has returned to New York City for the first time since its world premiere 15 years ago. 

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How I Learned to Drive will be performed through Sunday, March 11 on the following schedule: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm.

The performance schedule for the extension week March 12 - 18 is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday – Saturday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm and 7:00pm.

All evening performances Tuesday – Friday the week of February 20 will begin at 7pm.

Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by phoning 212-246-4422 or online at  A limited number of premium tickets are available for $125 which includes a $50 tax-deductible donation to Second Stage.  Please call the box office at 212-246-4422 to reserve.

$30 UNDER 30 YOUTH ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE - patrons age 30 and under may purchase a limited number of specially-priced $30 tickets in advance.  Proof of age must be shown at the box office.

A limited number of student rush tickets are $18 and are available one hour prior to curtain. 

Group tickets are available by phoning 212-246-4422

Box-office hours are Monday, 10:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am – 7:00pm, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 8:00pm, and Sunday, 10:00am to 3:00pm.

For more information, please visit

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