Two River Theater Presents ‘2.5 Minute Ride’

April 26, 2013
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RED BANK – Two River Theater Company continues its 2012-2013 season with 2.5 Minute Ride, written and performed by Lisa Kron, directed by Mark Brokaw.

Performances, which be­gan in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Ave. on April 20, will continue through Sunday, May 12.

Kron’s 2.5 Minute Ride, first performed in New York in 1999, has been honored with Obie, Drama-Logue, and GLAAD Media Awards. In this solo performance, Kron reflects on her father’s life as she recounts a journey that she and her father made to Auschwitz, where all of his family had perished. Kron interweaves this narrative with stories of her midwestern family’s visits to the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, where her father – who was by then legally blind – loved to ride the roller coasters.

Written and performed by one of the most remarkable storytellers in the American theater, 2.5 Minute Ride is a poignant, funny, complex meditation on tragedy, grief, and family.

2.5 Minute Ride is seminal to the American theater,” said Two River Theater Artistic Director John Dias. “It’s wildly improbable how deep and profoundly moving it is – because it is also very, very funny. It’s a play and performance like nothing else I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Tickets are available by calling 732-345-1400 or visiting 2.5 Minute Ride is sponsored by the Jewish Federa­tion of Monmouth County and Zynergy Retirement Planning.


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