Lisa Kron's solo show, 2.5 Minute Ride, directed by Mark Brokaw, which began performances March 17, will officially open March 28 at the Shiva Theater. Kron, one of the Five Lesbian Brothers, brought her solo to CA's Marin CenterStage, SF's Magic Theatre and RI's Trinity Rep, Jan. 21- 25.
Writer and actress Kron (101 Humiliating Stories) tells of the trip she took with her 74 year-old father -- a Holocaust survivor -- to Auschwitz (the Jan. 21 performance benefits both RI's Perishable Theatre and the Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial Museum). Also part of the mix: other true family travels and her brother's marriage to an internet bride.
The show's title refers to a "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."
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.
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 Robert Simonson