Maybe it was Danica Patrick's latest plan to take on NASCAR full-time in 2012. Or perhaps it was the droves of women in Saudi Arabia taking to the wheel in an attempt to reverse the ban on female drivers. But it does seem like it's an exciting time to be a double-X-chromosome-carrying member of the driving community, doesn't it? Surely, we're over this weathered adage of women being crappy drivers by now, right? Right? No? Sometimes the best way to etch away at a stereotype is to look at it and laugh, flip it on its head, and reclaim it. Enter: Women Drivers at the Women's Theatre Project (Sixth Star Studio, 505 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale). The play, written by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Terry Lawrence, tells the story of driving instructor Erin Ford and her female students through humorous overlapping conversations exploring themes of life, love, mistakes, and even death. The setting of the driving school is merely the, uh, vehicle to telling the women's stories. The play runs nightly Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. until November 6. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Call 866-811-4111, or visit womenstheatreproject.com.
Thursdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: Oct. 16. Continues through Nov. 6, 2011