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Join us for the first production at Mirrorbox Theatre's new home in Cedar Rapids' historic Time Check neighborhood!
A community of truckers in a small town in Iowa are forced to shift gears when they lose their jobs to self-driving vehicles. When Gloria becomes the only trucker in town still employed, resentments begin to surface. Tensions escalate as they grapple with a mystery: Haygen, a driver with close ties to all of them, has disappeared. Set in a future not far down the road, DRIVE explores our collective fears surrounding the next stage of automation and what happens when individuals in a country where we’re so defined by our work are forced to reevaluate what drives them.
This award-winning play (Neukom Institute for Literary Arts) receives its first-ever production in the intimate and raw setting of Mirrorbox Theatre, under the direction of the company's founder and Producing Artistic Director, Cavan Hallman.
"Truck drivers make up the largest workforce in the United States and in Iowa, and of course Cedar Rapids is a major hub of the trucking industry. Drive investigates a very real near-future - how will we deal as a society with a massive workforce displacement? How will we deal with it as individuals? Drive tackles big questions while managing to paint a moving canvas full of incredibly human characters." - Cavan Hallman
Please note that our second Saturday performance (11/12/22) is BIPOC Community Night
This performance (11/12/22) is dedicated to inviting Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color (BIPOC) to experience this piece together. We ask that if you do not identify as BIPOC, you look for a different performance to attend and allow this to remain a space for the shared experience of BIPOC communities. These performances are also open to multi-racial family members and partners, including those who are white.
Join us Friday, November 4 and Sunday, November 6 for a post-show talkback with acclaimed playwright Deborah Yarchun.
Date & Time
Nov 3 - 20, 2022