2.5 Minute Ride
ACT is honored to introduce Seattle audiences to solo performer and theatre innovator Lisa Kron, whose latest piece, 2.5 Minute Ride is a funny, moving, and deeply personal story about finding the connections between generations, taking us on a ride that rises and falls from utter hilarity to the bittersweet.
Meet the Kron family of Lansing, Michigan. Guided by the deft and cheerful narration of daughter Lisa, we are privileged to witness a series of true adventures that in any other family would be simply ordinary. From midnight grocery shopping at Meijers Thrifty Acres (“the showplace of Lansing”) to impromptu dress fittings at the Detroit Airport, to a family road trip with endless discussions about food and various family members’ quirky nutritional habits, what emerges is a captivating and loving journey with an extraordinary family who, despite everything - or because of everything-are willfully and absurdly bound together.
An extremely gifted writer and a natural storyteller, Lisa Kron’s work has received wide acclaim for her humor, gentle grace, affection, and self-effacing charm. She is a winner of an Obie Award and a Bessie
Award, and 2.5 Minute Ride was hailed by
The New York Times as ”a remarkable new performance piece...wonderfully evocative and often seriously funny."
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