SCF Studio 84 Productions to Present "How I Learned to Drive"

(Bradenton, Fla., April 10, 2012) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Studio 84 Productions will present “How I Learned to Drive” at 8 p.m., Friday - Saturday, April 13-14, and Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21, in the David S. & Anne V. Howard Studio Theatre at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, building 11 West. Matinee performances are scheduled at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 15 and April 22.

As the winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive” is a dark, dangerous comedy that explores the relationship between Li’l Bit and Uncle Peck, as a series of driving lessons go from bad to worse, leaving them both forever altered. 

Cast members include SCF Assistant Professor Dean Anthony as Peck and SCF theatre students Sally Fint as Li’l Bit, with other roles played by Zackery Burkholder, Nicholas DeLisi, Lucja Kordonsky, Rebecca Moore and Laura Suddes.

Debbie McLeod, owner and operating talent manager of McLeod Management, is the guest director for the play. McLeod has more than 25 years in the entertainment industry as a successful actor, singer, producer, director, casting director and teacher.

McLeod has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a minor in music from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Acting/Directing in Theatre Arts from California State University, Long Beach.

The play contains adult situations. Audience discretion is advised.

General admission is $10. Tickets are $5 for students and SCF employees. For more information, call the Neel Performing Arts Center box office at 941-752-5252. Maps and directions are online at

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