How I Learned to Drive is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paula Vogel that has fascinated audiences the world over with it’s sometimes comedic handling of mature subject matter and heartfelt ending. The story follows Lil’Bit as she grows from a young girl into a women and her close yet disturbing relationship with her Uncle Peck. As she learns to handle his advances she also learns to appreciate the fact Uncle Peck teaches her how to drive, because when she’s driving is the only time she feels in control. How I Learned to Drive plays Friday & Saturday, 8pm; Sunday 2pm, with a special performance on Thursday, November 16 at the Ark to benefit UM’s Sexual Assault Prevention Center. Ann Arbor Civic Studio, 322 W. Ann St. 734-971-2228. www.a2ct.org
Taking a hit looks like as much a part of the sport as skating is, and the players bounce back into play moments after hitting the ground. “Roller derby is the only place where I see people lay each other out, and then high-five,” Spareparts says.
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
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Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured