2.5 Minute Ride

WRITTEN BY LISA KRON
STREAMING AND IN-PERSON SUMMER 2021

Lisa’s father is 74, nearly blind, a Holocaust survivor, and addicted to roller coasters. 2.5 Minute Ride follows two very different father-daughter trips: the annual Kron family pilgrimage to roller-coaster heaven in Sandusky, Ohio and Lisa’s once-in-a-lifetime trip to Auschwitz with her father. A travelogue through thrill and loss, Lisa Kron (book and lyrics, Fun Home) tracks her father’s enthusiasm, physical frailty, and ambivalence about the lives he might have lived with humor and unsentimental compassion. 

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Part of Studio In First Person. Four plays in repertory, one actor each, in four unique encounters with history on a personal scale. Beginning in summer 2021, join Studio in person—with limited seating and strict mask requirements—or stream from home.

Studio Theatre's 2020-2021 season is made possible through the generosity of Season Sponsors Susan and Dixon Butler; Mark Epstein and Amoretta Hoeber; Jean and David Grier; Albert Lauber and Craig Hoffman; Robert and Arlene Kogod; Joan and David Maxwell; Teresa and Dan Schwartz; Linda and Steve Skalet; Bobbi and Ralph Terkowitz.

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Kron pull[s] you right into the whirl of emotion behind her literal and figurative ride: the amusing terror that can be borne juxtaposed with the unamusing terror that can’t be.
The New York Press
An unexpectedly powerful evening... hilarious...clever...and moving.
The Times (London)