A community of truckers in Iowa are forced to shift gears when they lose their jobs to self-driving trucks. 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 fears for the future and what happens when individuals defined by their work are forced to reevaluate what drives them.
From playwright Deborah Yarchun: “I was inspired to write Drive by my fears and fascination with what the next level of automation will do to us as a society. I’m grateful for the opportunity to dive deeper into the characters’ relationships and the rhythm of the play in person at the Playwrights’ Center and to share it with an audience (especially in the Midwest, where the play is set).”