About the Book

2.5 Minute Ride and 101 Most Humiliating Stories

2.5 Minute Ride and 101 Most Humiliating Stories

May 2000
Trade Paperback · 144 Pages
$12.95 U.S. · €9.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781559361811
Theatre Communications Group


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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 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 Most 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.

About the Author

Lisa Kron grew up in Lansing, Michigan, and moved to New York in 1984. She has been writing and performing solo work for the past 20 years, and is a founding member of The Five Lesbian Brothers theatre company. She currently lives in New York and Los Angeles with her partner, Peg Healey.