The play How I Learned to Drive focuses on the incestuous affair between a young girl, Li'l Bit, and her Uncle Peck. The play spans years and consists of several flashbacks with an adult Li'l Bit acting as the narrator. A coming of age story, the play doesn't offer a condemnation of Uncle Peck's behavior. Instead, Li'l Bit seeks to understand it and forgive it. She also feels grateful to her Uncle, as he taught her how to drive, which gave her freedom.