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Winner of the Obie Award, The New York Press Award and the L.A. Dramalogue Award.

Lisa Kron invites her audience on a roller coaster ride through the Kron family album in 2.5 Minute Ride. Rising and falling between high hilarity and deep disquiet, Kron demonstrates with disarming simplicity that humor and horror can share the same human moment. Kron's' performance switches back and forth between her journey to Auschwitz with her septuagenarian father, a Holocaust survivor; her Michigan family's annual pilgrimage to a Sandusky, Ohio amusement park; and her brother's marriage to his Internet bride. By moving seamlessly between these three diverse recountings, Kron creates a complex, and at times a startling meditation on how human beings make sense of tragedy, grief, and everyday life. Featuring original music by Dan Fleet.

Lisa Korn is an American actress and playwright, best known for writing the book and the lyrics to the musical Fun Home, for which she won both the Tony Award for Best Original Score and the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Fun Home was also awarded the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2015.

©1999 Lisa Kron (P)2000 / 2016 New Millennium Entertainment / Phoenix Books

Critic Reviews

"Ms. Kron serves up wonderfully evocative, and often seriously funny, strings of words. But it's the pauses around and beneath those words, silences that are respectful to the point of awe, that set off the emotional vibrations that won't stop." (The New York Times)

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