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a special community presentation

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by 2024-2025 featured emerging artist

Ally Marie Lardner

In rural South Jersey, a car means freedom. In an unwilling act of neighborly compassion after a tragedy, Thea Lucas drives her classmate Rob Kelly to school every morning. The 2016 Presidential Election looms over the country, the machine of high school gossip rages — Thea and Rob drive.


DRIVING LESSENS  invites audiences to live in the claustrophobic confines of one car on the open road — and, by extension, the view from the dashboard when you’re only seventeen and don’t really know yet how to articulate the things that matter the most. This play explores road rage, election anxiety, situationships, invisible forms of self-harm, and the lengths someone will go to before they’ll say, “I’m sorry.”

Sunday, July 14th at 3:30pm

Friendly Community Room

6729 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL

A FREE Community Event!

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This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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