HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

Genre: Comedy, Drama
Written by Paula Vogel, Directed by Jake Lipman

It's the 1960's and precocious teen Li'l Bit yearns to get out of her backwater Maryland town and dysfunctional family.  Only her Uncle Peck seems to take an interest in her development, starting with driving lessons.  Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for best drama.


About the Company: Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions

Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions mission is to produce thought-provoking comedies.  Founded in 2006, the company's more than 23 productions to date include The Mistakes Madeline Made, Our Town, Books on Tape (FringeNYC 2011), Dead White Males, Proof, Love Letters, Five Flights, Recent Tragic Events, and its ongoing festival of original solo works, the Plus One Solo Show Festival.

Open:   10/17/13
Close:   11/02/13

Schedule:
Thursday-Saturday nights for 3 weeks at 8 pm
Thursday, October 17-Saturday November 2, 2013
Theater:   The Bridge Theater @ Shetler Studios
Address:   244 West 54th Street, 12th floor
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$18
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Company: Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions         Official Web Site: www.tictheater.com

New York: The Inn at Lake Devine, Our Town, Proof, Buffalo Heights, How I Learned to Drive, The Mistakes Madeline Made. National Tour: The Little Prince (National Theatre of the Performing Arts). TV: Six Degrees of Murder, A Crime to Remember. Film: Endo, Gary from Accounting, Solo, Harry & Judy, Envy. MFA in acting (Actors Studio Drama School) BA in French and art (Smith College).

Lynn Berg is an artistic director of Ten Directions and has written, and acted in the NYIT Award winning Bouffon Glass Menajoree, Saint Arlecchino, and the films “un Pote Nain (Midget Buddy)” and “Dirty Twin.” Lynn’s other credits include the Brick Theater's Every Play Ever Written, William Jennings Bryan in Third Lows Productions’ Penny Dreadful, the national tour and the Off-Broadway production of Tony N' Tina's Wedding, and a giant robot in Victor Varnado's "Roboto Supremo." Regionally he played Curly in Of Mice and Men, Charley in Charley's Aunt, and John in A Life in the Theater. He has a MFA in performance from the University of Louisville where he had LeCoq movement training and mask work and has studied improvisation with Armando Diaz and clown, bouffon and physical comedy with Sue Morrison, Giovanni Fusetti and David Shiner. Lynn is a novice apiarist. www.tendirections.net

Most recently was seen at Gallery Players in "Father Mike" (title role) and "Distastefully Yours" Other NY Theater: "The Bald Soprano" "Loose Knit;" "Define Happiness;" "The Reader - A Farce;" "1776;" "Hay Fever;" "Pierre & Marie;" "Balm in Gilead;" "Beyond Therapy;" "Anna Christie;" "Durang-Durang;" "The Country Girl;" "The Skin of Our Teeth;" "The Murder of Joyce Carol Oates;" "Parody Tonight;" "The Bat;" "Naomi in the Living Room;" "O' Henry Stories;" "I Love NY...What's Your Excuse?;" "The Unexpected Guest;" "Murder on the Nile;" others. Regional: "Copenhagen;" "Look Homeward Angel;" "Auntie Mame;" "The Festival of our Lord of the Ships;" "Brambleberry Witches." Film: "The Orange Papers." "Nailing Jello." Member: Break-A-Leg Productions and Theatre Gym. 

New York: The Mistakes Madeline Made, Our Town, The Drunken City (Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions), Alice, Come Sit by the Fire and Good Woman of Szechwan (Adaptive Arts), A Midsummer Night's Dream and The American Clock (Circle in the Square), Blood Bond (3 Roads).  Trained at the Circle in the Square Theater School.

Theater: Our Town (Tongue in Cheek Theater), The Wedding Singer, The Musical (Porch Light Productions), The Two Kinsmen (Oxford Shakespeare Company), Company (Royal Underground Productions, Lost and Found in the Mission (Boathouse Productions, Best of SF Fringe 2008 Winner).  Film: Vicious, American Spanish and Wall Street Barbie.  Training: ACT, Alan Arkin, Roger Hendricks Simon, T. Schreiber Studio, Singers Forum.

Theater: Cabaret, Rocky Horror Show, Flora the Red Menace, Reefer Madness, In the Blood, Ellis Island (American Family Theater) and originated the role of Resi Roberts in A Broken and Contrite Heart. TV: All in the Children and Sex and the City.  Recipient of the James S. McLaughlin Memorial Prize for excellence in the performing arts.  BA, Oberlin College.