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Greensburg, Pa. – Seton Hill University Theatre proudly presents “How I Learned To Drive,” by Paula Vogel, opening Friday, April 22, 2005. Via the headings in a driver’s training manual, writer Paula Vogel takes the audience on a hilarious and harrowing ride to “dangerous intersections of teenage temptation” (Village Voice). Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in Drama and the 1996-97 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play, this story moves forward and in reverse, never idling, through the relationship between Li’l Bit and her driving instructor, Uncle Peck. Contains adult themes; for mature audiences.

Seton Hill students cast in “How I Learned to Drive” are: Jeremy Burkett of Vandergrift, Pa. as Uncle Peck, Adrienne Fischer of Monroeville, Pa. as Li'l Bit, Matt Starry of Latrobe, PA as Male Greek Chorus, Jamie Torres of Conemaugh, Pa. as Teenage Greek Chorus, and Darcy Wood of Orlando Fl. as Female Greek Chorus.

Seton Hill students helping to produce “How I Learned to Drive” are Miquel Doby of McKeesport, Pa., assistant stage manager, Alan Knepper of Three Springs, Pa., assistant stage manager, Caitlin Marietti of Lower Burrell, Pa., lighting designer, Kate Newman of Greensburg, Pa., stage manager, Katy Shields of Lower Burrell, Pa., assistant set and projections designer, and JoAnna Terwilliger of Canonsburg, Pa., assistant director

Director for “How I Learned to Drive” is Kathryn Moroney. Moroney is a New York-based director, but both of her parents grew up in the Pittsburgh area and she made Pittsburgh her home during the years she attended Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama. While earning her degree in Directing, Kathryn also worked with area producing organizations, such as Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera where she served as a directing apprentice on the summer 1997 productions of Cinderella, La Cage Aux Folles, Chess, Kiss Me Kate, and Gypsy. She also worked with City Theatre Company, where she worked in the literary and education departments during the 1998-1999 season. In July 2004, Kathryn returned to the Carnegie Mellon to direct in the annual Summer New Play Festival.

In New York Kathryn works primarily with playwrights on new plays, and has directed readings, workshops and productions for the Women’s Project and Productions, Primary Stages, Epiphany Theater Company, International Centre for Women Playwrights, Titans Theatre Company, and HERE Arts Center, among others. She is also an affiliated artist with New Georges, and a member of the Lincoln Center Theatre Directors Lab. When she’s not in a rehearsal room, Kathryn works as Associate Literary Manager at Primary Stages.

Seton Hill Theatre will perform “How I Learned To Drive” April 22, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.; April 23 at 8:00 p.m.; April 24 at 2:00 p.m.; April 26 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. and April 28, 29, and 30 at 8 p.m. All performances are held in Reeves Theatre on Seton Hill’s Greensburg, Pa. campus. Tickets are $12, or $10 each for groups of 16 or more. $5 student rush tickets are available five minutes before curtain. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Seton Hill Box Office at boxoffice@setonhill.edu or 724-838-4241.

Seton Hill University, chartered in 1918, is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts university in Greensburg, Pa. with more than 30 undergraduate programs and 8 graduate programs, including an MBA. Seton Hill brings the world to its students through its distinguished lecturers and nationally and internationally renowned centers. Recognized three times by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the nation’s Top 100 Entrepreneurial Universities, Seton Hill has also been named one of the Best Mid-Atlantic Colleges by The Princeton Review and one of Pennsylvania’s Top 100 Businesses by Pennsylvania Business Central. In addition, Seton Hill has been named a University of Distinction by Colleges of Distinction, an organization founded by a group of concerned parents, educators and admissions professionals. For more information on Seton Hill please visit www.setonhill.edu or call 1-800-826-6234.