She was just a Bride of the Moon, now she's coming back to earth for a look at her own family history. Lisa Kron, one of the Five Lesbian Brothers, brings her solo show, 2.5 Minute Ride, to CA's Marin CenterStage, Feb.28-March 1, and SF's Magic Theatre, March 3-21.
The show has been touring, including a recent stint at 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 the recently closed Brides Of The Moon at New York Theatre Workshop. Her 2.5 Minute Ride first came to MA's American Repertory Theatre in January. David Binder is producing the Magic Theatre engagement. For tickets and information on 2.5 Minute Ride at SF's Magic Theatre, call (415) 646-0880.
-- By David Lefkowitz