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PCC Theater kicks spring into 'Drive'
Photos and Story by James Hill
Portland Community College’s Theater Arts program is putting on a play by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Paula Vogel.
PCC’s spring production of, “How I Learned to Drive,” will premier in May at 7:30 p.m., May 7-9 and 15-16 in the Performing Arts Center, Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. There will be a special matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors, PCC students and staff, and $5 per person group rate for 15 or more.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on Li’l Bit, who grows up in rural Maryland during the 1960s with a large extended family. It includes her mother, who became pregnant at a young age; her grandmother, a God-fearing former child-bride; her ignorant, sexist grandfather; her Uncle Peck, who has been affected by experiences in combat and is a recovering alcoholic; and Aunt Mary, who is in denial of her husband’s behavior.
In addition to this play, the production group will put on its annual Student One-Act Festival in Sylvania Campus’ Little Theatre next to the Performing Arts Center. The performances are at 7:30 p.m., May 27-30 with a special matinee presentation at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. The one-acts are put on entirely by student writers, directors, actors, and designers. Call (503) 977-4848 for more information and tickets.
For more information about the production visit www.pcc.edu/theatre, or call (503) 977-4949.