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Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center Presents: How I Learned to Drive, Directed by Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee Markus Potter

Written by Kali Chan  |  30. September 2015

Garden City, NY - September 29, 2015 - Department of Theatre students perform the wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival written by Paula Vogel.

As part of their Pulitzer Prize-winning season, the Department of Theatre at Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is pleased to present the 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, written by playwright Paula Vogel and directed by Adelphi Adjunct Professor Markus Potter.  This production features the students of the theatre department and will run from Tuesday, October 6 to Sunday, October 11 in the Black Box Theater located at AUPAC, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.

The co-winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and co-winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play, How I Learned to Drive is the devastating yet forgiving of survival seen through the troubling relationship between an older man and a young girl who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel as a sufferer of childhood sexual abuse.

Director Markus Potter’s producing and directing credits include Stalking the Bogeyman (off-Broadway-New York Times Critics pick, Outer Critics Award Nomination), The Velocity of Autumn (Broadway), among others.

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Tickets are currently on sale and are priced at $20, with discounts available to seniors, students and alumni. For more information about all events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, visit online. Information is available at The Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at (516) 877-4000 or via email. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1-6 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.

About Adelphi University
New York’s Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university where students succeed by gaining the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society. Today, nearly 8,000 students from 38 states and 46 countries pursue degrees in person and online through Adelphi’s eight distinguished schools and programs—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Honors College, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, the College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work. Chartered in 1896, Adelphi is known for offering a personalized education—one is which students are mentored by talented and committed faculty members and readily find opportunities to initiate, innovate, explore and understand. With dynamic learning hubs on Long Island, in Manhattan and in the Hudson Valley, Adelphi serves communities, both regionally and globally, through the research and practice of its faculty, the collaborative initiatives undertaken by its centers and programs, the staging of distinguished cultural events and, most essentially, the education of future leaders and informed citizens.

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