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2.5 Minute Ride and 101 Most Humiliating Stories
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.
The Night Alive and Other Plays
“Conor McPherson, the Irish dramatist who gave us The Weir and Shining City, has a singular gift for making the ordinary glow with an extra dimension, like a gentle phosphorescence waiting to be coaxed into radiance.” –Ben Brantley, New York Times

“Conor McPherson is one of the true poets of the theatre.”—David Cote, Time Out New York

Includes:

The Night Alive
With inimitable warmth, style, and craft, Conor McPherson’s new play deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations.

The Birds
A suspenseful, atmospheric adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s enthralling short story.

The Veil
The Veil weaves Ireland’s troubled colonial history into a transfixing story about the search for love, the transcendental, and the circularity of time.

The Dance of Death
A visceral new version of Strindberg’s compelling, bitingly funny battle of wills.

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