Sawtooth Productions and Laughing Stock will continue their live play-reading series next Monday, July 1, at the Argyros Performing Arts Center in Ketchum. The free read-through of Paula Vogel’s popular play “How I Learned To Drive” will begin at 7 p.m.

    Directed by Jon Kane, the reading stars local actors Courtney Loving, Richard Rush, Page Klune, Chris Carwithen and Natalie Battistone.

    “How I Learned To Drive” premiered in 1997 and won Vogel the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the following year.

    The play focuses on the turbulent teen years of Li’l Bit, a girl from rural Maryland who suffers sexual abuse from her Uncle Peck.

    Told nonlinearly through Li’l Bit’s memories, “How I Learned To Drive” examines themes of misogyny, pedophilia, incest, alcoholism, sexual and psychological abuse and survival.

     This reading was initially scheduled several months ago, but due to an actor’s illness, the event was postponed.

    This a free reading, and complimentary refreshments will be available.

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