Two-time Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker appeared on the April 28 broadcast of Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about starring in the Broadway revival of Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive, opposite David Morse.
Directed by Mark Brokaw, the production opened April 19 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. It follows a woman coming to terms with her sexually abusive uncle through a series of flashbacks and reunites the original cast and director from its 1997 Off-Broadway premiere.
"Aspects of it [the play] are quite heavy. Paula says it's about the gifts from people who hurts us, and learning to forgive yourself," shares the actor. "Sometimes we blame ourselves when other people hurt us and it's about learning how to let go of that." Watch her talk show appearance above.
Parker also joked about not knowing how to drive and called herself the "worst driver alive." She made jokes about having to mime the act of driving a car, stating that she was turning on the ignition improperly.
In addition to Brokaw, Parker, and Morse, the one-act production welcomes back original cast member Johanna Day, and newcomers Alyssa May Gold and Chris Myers. The show's creative team includes scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Mark Cullough, original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem, video design by Lucy MacKinnon, and music direction and vocal arrangements by Stephen Oremus.
The revival is currently set to complete its run May 29.