Memory is like a questionably constructed edifice on the outskirts of town: a sturdy wall here, a leaky roof there, some hastily built structures that only sometimes allow passage and connection with what ostensibly came next. It's the stuff of playwright Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning How I Learned to Drive, in which a woman remembers her childhood as Li'l Bit, learning perhaps more than she wanted to on the fractured roads of rural Maryland, leading to a harrowing personal process of both recalling and conditionally forgiving what came before. Workhouse Theatre continues its worthy mission of bringing quality—and affordable—theater to Northside's Camden neighborhood, and here assembles a cast that includes Jaime Kleiman, Michael Jurenek, and Linda Sue Anderson.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: May 1. Continues through May 16, 2009