Fringe Flick explores unexpected relationship

NANAIMO - TheatreOne presents Learning to Drive as part of its Fringe Flicks series.

TheatreOne presents Learning to Drive at Avalon Cinema Nov.8-9

TheatreOne presents Learning to Drive at Avalon Cinema Nov.8-9

A Manhattan writer finds solace during her lessons with a Sikh driving instructor after her husband leaves her.

The two form a bond. As the writer struggles with grief and anger about her crumbling marriage, the instructor ponders his deep emotional concerns about his own impending marriage. Their lives are explored in the film Learning to Drive presented as part of TheatreOne’s Fringe Flicks series at the Avalon Cinema in Woodgrove Centre on Sunday and Monday (Nov. 8-9).

The writer is played by Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley plays the Sikh driving instructor.

Tickets are $12 in advance by calling 250-754-7587 or www.theatreone.org or at the door one hour before the show.

Showtimes for Sunday are at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. The Monday screening is 7 p.m.