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This book collects Lisa Kron's two extraordinary solo performance works. Best known for her ongoing work as a member of The Five Lesbian Brothers, Kron's solo pieces are very personal examinations of both herself and her family history. This is singularly clear in 2.5 Minute Ride, where her writing deftly maneuvers between the tragic drama of the Holocaust and the wry comeThis book collects Lisa Kron's two extraordinary solo performance works. Best known for her ongoing work as a member of The Five Lesbian Brothers, Kron's solo pieces are very personal examinations of both herself and her family history. This is singularly clear in 2.5 Minute Ride, where her writing deftly maneuvers between the tragic drama of the Holocaust and the wry comedy of her family's attempts to pursue pleasure at the local amusement park. This critically acclaimed work played to sold out audience for over six months at New York's Public Theatre. Also included is the riotous 101 Humiliating Stories, which first premiered in 1993, and in fact only consists of seventeen tales but each, as the author observes, has several humiliations. It recounts the adventures and misadventures of a self-described Big Lesbian as she tests the boundaries of decorum in social and professional situations....

Title : 2.5 Minute Ride and 101 Humiliating Stories
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ISBN : 9781559361811
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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2.5 Minute Ride and 101 Humiliating Stories Reviews

  • Richard
    2019-04-29 13:18

    This book is made up of two one woman shows, the 2.5 Minute Ride which deals with her father's experience of the holocaust and a visit to Auschwitz, juxtaposed with a trip to Cedar Point. I swear I have seen this performed live, but for the life of me I can't remember where. But it is a moving piece. The second piece 101 Humiliating Stories deals with Kron's sexuality and whilst good is less engaging that the opening performance.

  • Irma Mayorga
    2019-05-05 12:05

    Re-read. Still great.

  • Branden
    2019-05-17 16:07

    it was alright--typical kroniana. (yeah i just made that word up.) the story her dad tells in the end really makes the whole piece, i think. obviously would rather see it.

  • Anna Fitzgerald
    2019-05-01 19:33

    Intelligent, witty, well-written, colorful, full of texture, and a story that needed to be told.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-05-13 13:23

    I listened to this author on a podcast and was really interested in these plays. It seemed unlikely that I would ever see them performed. I don't know that reading the play gives enough impact.

  • Daniel Krolik
    2019-05-05 18:22

    Lisa Kron is a treasure. The 2.5 Minute Ride is equal parts hilarious and devastating, and draws some uncanny parallels with her amazing work on Fun Home.

  • John
    2019-05-15 13:09

    Very funny and touching tribute to her dad. Would love to see the slideshow