Kron's 2.5 Minute Ride to Last Longer, to June 13, at NY's Public Theater

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Lisa Kron's solo show, 2.5 Minute Ride, is on such a hot streak at the Public Theater, it will now go to June 13, beyond its initial May 9 extension close date.

Lisa Kron's solo show, 2.5 Minute Ride, is on such a hot streak at the Public Theater, it will now go to June 13, beyond its initial May 9 extension close date.

A spokesperson for the Public said Kron's memory piece -- freshly nominated for a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Solo Performance -- must close June 13.

In Ride, writer and actress Kron (101 Humiliating Stories) tells of the trip she took with her 74-year-old father -- a Holocaust survivor -- to Auschwitz. Also part of the mix: other family travels and her brother's marriage to an internet bride.

2.5 Minute Ride, began performances March 17 and officially opened March 28 and was originally scheduled to end April 18. Kron, one in the comedy troupe called Five Lesbian Brothers, previously took her Ride to CA's Marin CenterStage, San Francisco's Magic Theatre and Rhode Island's Trinity Rep.

The show's title refers to the "Mean Streak" roller coaster ride in Sandusky, OH, which Kron took with her father -- who was taking nitrogen pills for a heart condition at the time. His philosophy about the Holocaust (in which his parents died): "If it weren't for the good fortune of being born a Jew, I might have become a Nazi." Kron took a few days off the third week in April to visit her father's German hometown, which was celebrating its 100th anniversary. City officials invited back the Jews (and their families) who were expelled during the Nazi years. Kron joined her father for a number of civic events and remembrances.

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As part of The Five Lesbian Brothers, Kron appeared in The Secretaries and Brides Of The Moon at New York Theatre Workshop. Recently, she returned to NYTW in Paul Rudnick's The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.

Director Mark Brokaw, who for the past couple years can do no wrong, has directed such successes as This Is Our Youth, As Bees in Honey Drown, The Dying Gaul and How I Learned to Drive.

For tickets and information on 2.5 Minute Ride call (212) 239-6200.

-- By Kenneth Jones
and Robert Simonson and David Lefkowitz

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