Patrick Herold
ICM | International Creative Management, Inc.
730 Fifth Avenue
New York NY 10019


In 2.5 Minute Ride, Lisa Kron invites her audience on a roller coaster ride through the Kron family album. Rising and falling between high hilarity and deep disquiet, Kron demonstrates with disarming simplicity that humor and horror can share the same human moment.

The play switches back and forth between Kron's journey to Auschwitz with her septuagenarian father, a Holocaust survivor; her Michigan family's annual pilgrimage to a Sandusky, Ohio, amusement park; and her brother's marriage to his Internet bride.
By moving seamlessly between these three diverse recountings, Kron creates a complex and at times startling meditation on how human beings make sense of tragedy, grief, and everyday life.

What Will Happen Next?

(A performance/presentation on one playwright's search for dramatic action)

In this evening-length presentation, Lisa spins yarns charting her 20 year journey from improvised performances in scrappy East Village clubs through the Broadway debut of her play WELL while simulaneously taking the audience through an illuminating look into nature of dramatic action. A highly entertaining and eclectic mix of performance and conversation about why plays are so hard to do well – and why we keep trying.