How I Learned to Drive : 3 of 5
Very intriguing play concerning the incestuous relationship of a "loving" uncle and his niece. The title comes from the continuing motif of the uncle teaching his niece to drive, but generally the events are presented backwards (the actor playing the niece does a fantastic job of "growing younger", changing her mannerisms and voice) back to the first "driving lesson", where the tragedy becomes painfully clear. The heavy plot is peppered with comic bits from a "chorus" (man, woman, and teenager) who act all other roles and provide laughs to balance the pain. It's amazing how the playwright can cover such a complex subject and express that complexity - not once does she oversimplify it or harshly judge it - the audience is left to do that themselves.