2.5 Minute Ride

OCT 6-29, 2017

Directed by Elaina Di Monaco

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

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.

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Leah Walton* (Lisa)

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

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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