BWW Review: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE at Trinity

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In the Trinity Theatre production of "How I Learned to Drive", Dallas Akins and Sarah Tipton delivered strong performances in the lead roles of Uncle Peck and his niece "Li'l Bit" in this everyday tale of incest and pedophilia in what I imagine to be somewhere in Appalachia.

Dallas Akins is particularly good as Uncle Peck, who has had special feelings for "Li'l Bit" ever since she was a baby and begins to have lustful thoughts about her once she begins to develop breasts.

The play, by Paula Vogel and directed by Rachel Joseph, jumps around between different periods of her life, from pre-pubescence to mid-thirties, with three actors playing relatives and acting as a "Greek chorus". One of them, Alaynna Marttala, is too cutely elfin to make a convincingly male member of the chorus, but gave an arresting performance nevertheless.



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Andrew Anderson (theatrereviewer2015) has been a theater and movie reviewer for various publications.