OCT 6-29, 2017

Directed by Elaina Di Monaco

Executive Honorary Producers: Tom & Carol Beam
Associate Honorary Producer: Linda Lipscomb
Artistic Sponsor: Rebecca Bradbeer

Content Advisory: 2.5 Minute Ride

Content & Length
subject to change
prior to opening night

This show contains some adult language and content. Run time is 90 minutes with no intermission.

Lisa’s 74-year-old father won’t stop riding roller coasters. But as his health begins to fail, Lisa must deal with the limits of an aging parent she idolizes. With compassion and razor-sharp humor, 2.5 Minute Ride weaves together Lisa’s memories of two very different family trips: their annual pilgrimage to an Ohio amusement park and an unforgettable journey through their family’s history. With her wife’s support, Lisa chronicles her father’s life as a Holocaust survivor and weathers the many pitfalls of adventuring with a septuagenarian. This one-woman-show is by three-time Tony-winner Lisa Kron, writer of Broadway’s Fun Home.

Theatre Horizon wants to hear your family stories. Come early to record a short video in our story booth.


Leah Walton* (Lisa)

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

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Theatre Horizon accepts all major credit cards for advanced reservations. We also accept cash, check, or credit for purchases made at the box office the day of the performance.

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Production Team

Elaina Di Monaco

Lighting Designer
Alyssandra Docherty

Production Designer
Sara Outing

Sound Design
Larry Fowler

Stage Manager
Chelsea Sanz*

Technical Director
Ben Rand

Performance Calendar

Oct 26 - 8:00 pmOct 27 - 8:00 pmOct 28 - 8:00 pmOct 29 - 3:00 pm
[+] Pay What You Decide     [^] Preview
[>>] Opening     [*] Norristown Night     [o] Industry Night
[1] Young Friends Night

Videography by Crystalline Studios, Music by Larry Fowler

In the News

"Theater Beat: Rocking their Pepys at FringeArts; Leah Walton in '2.5 Minute Ride'"

by John Timpane | The Inquirer | 9/12/17
"Yes, it's a challenge," she says, "but it's storytelling, and that's what I love, that direct connection with the audience. I used to do the First Person Arts Story Slam, and you're in the same room as audiences that want to hear your personal stories. It's frank, it's immediate, it's pretty wonderful..."
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"Dulé Hill as Nat 'King' Cole and 18 more best bets in theater"

by John Timpane | The Inquirer | 9/10/17
A daughter and father tour the country’s greatest roller coasters. A lot of ups and downs are involved, including those of ethnic and sexual identity, family, history, and mortality...
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Video Time Capsule: The Family Story Project

Theatre Horizon joins forces with Crystalline Studios and invites you to take part in an interactive lobby experience to preserve your family stories.

The stories that we share with our loved ones are powerful—that's what 2.5 Minute Ride is all about. Use our video booth in the lobby to record your own family story.

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Our lobby is BYOB. Enjoy your favorite bottle of wine or beer in our inviting lobby before or after the show. We will gladly provide storage for your beverages while you enjoy the show.

You can now bring drinks into the theater by purchasing a Theatre Horizon Tumbler at the box office. These spill-proof cups can be purchased in the lobby before the show and during intermission. Bring it back and use it at the next show!

More Amenities

Opening Night Ticket Holders:
Join us for NEW Pre & Post Show festivities!

Opening night ticket holders (Oct 11th) are invited to join us at 6:30PM for cocktails in our lobby, provided by our friends at the neighborhood distillery Five Saints.

Afterward, stay for a brief dessert reception in the lobby with desserts and drinks sponsored by Seasons 52 King of Prussia and Gretz Beer.

The party then comes full circle at Five Saints Distillery, "the place to go post-show" to celebrate with Theatre Horizon artists & staff. Drink specials will be available and late night snacks will be provided for a limited time.

Opening Night Sponsors

2017/18 Season Sponsors

Horizon $5,000


Vista $3,000

Vista Sponsors

Scene $1,000

Scene Sponsors