2.5 MINUTE RIDE
This play will go directly into your mind and heart.
by Lisa Kron
“An artistic triumph…a superb production…storytelling at its most seductive…warm, shrewd and often hilarious…brilliant, stylish, seamless, striking, remarkable, deeply humane…That Lisa Powers is so strong and assured and winning in this daunting role is amazing.”
“A must-see production…remarkable…splendid…Lisa Powers delivers as near perfect a performance in this one-woman show as you can hope to see anywhere, and I’m including New York and London and Mars… an evening that delivers such powerhouse acting…Powers is formidable, funny, tender, imposing, heart-rending, and just plain definitive. Kron’s text is exceedingly intelligent and emotionally urgent…This is inspired acting, and reason for excitement. A missing luminary has just returned, oh so brightly, to the Bay area…” - Mark E. Leib, Creative Loafing
"Sly, wise, and wonderful." —Newsday
Winner of the 1999 Obie Award, 2.5 Minute Ride is a funny and deeply disquieting story about a daughter who strives to understand the joys and sorrows of her father's heart. It’s a startling and searingly funny meditation on how human beings make sense of tragedy, grief, and everyday life. Told with wit and compassion, 2.5 Minute Ride tells the story of a father who, in spite of near-blindness, diabetes, and a heart condition, insists on family trips to Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, the roller coaster capital of the world. But this isn't the only journey this daughter would take with her father … a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany as a teenager only to return as an American soldier. Part testimonial, part performance art, Kron seeks to find the humanity in the crevices of human behavior. 2.5 Minute Ride has been described as "intravenous" – a work which goes directly into the mind and heart of the audience via the serum of a beguiling theatrical entertainment.
* = member, Actors’ Equity Association
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Performance times and ticket prices are as follows:
Performances for A Steady Rain will follow directly after 2.5 Minute Ride on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings plus the Sunday Matinees.
PLEASE NOTE: Parking for the Wednesday Matinees is not avalaible at Synovus Bank. You can find parking located at the following areas: Street Parking, BayWalk Parking Garage (the entrance is at 100 1st Avenue South), or the lot on 2nd Ave North directly across from the theatre. Parking lot cost varies per location. For more information with PSTA - Bus & Suncoast Beach Trolley, contact 727-540-1900.
SATURDAY MATINEE curtain is 3 pm
SUNDAY MATINEE ($29-$39)
FRIDAY and SATURDAY EVENING PERFORMANCES:($29 -$47)
Tickets prices for each performance of 2.5 Minute Ride are $29-$47 depending on date and time of performance.
Season Sponsor: Hough Family Foundation
For tickets, please call the American Stage Box Office at (727) 823-PLAY (7529) or
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