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
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.