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How I Learned to Drive - Part 1 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Summary

The play begins with narration from Li'l Bit. She sets the scene in 1969 rural Maryland and introduces herself as a know-it-all seventeen year old sitting in the front seat of a classic car with a married man, her uncle Peck.

The staging of this play is minimal and suggestive. For example, in this scene two chairs function as the car, while the action takes place with the two actors playing Li'l Bit and Peck facing the audience and not actually touching each other.

Li'l Bit joins Peck in the front seat of the car. As they discuss the smell of Li'l Bit's shampoo, she tensely reads suggestive meanings into comments that Peck protests are completely innocent. Gradually, though, Peck steers the conversation towards Li'l Bit's breasts, and asks to feel them. She gives in to his pleas and he caresses her breasts, a sensation she enjoys in...

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