Director, Actor, and Sometimes Gardener
 "Four out of four stars!  With only a single chair as a prop, the Matrix uses all of its black box magic to put this story across. Director  David Wolber  deserves credit for some clever blocking that constantly asks the audience to use its imagination. Atop the excellent stagecraft and solid storytelling, the success of “2.5 Minute Ride” ultimately falls  on Alexander. ...Alexander is spot on. She spills so much emotion onstage with each performance of "2.5 Minute Ride,"  you wonder where she finds more to bring to the theater the following night." - John Monaghan,  Detroit Free Press

2.5 Minute Ride by Lisa Kron

Matrix Theatre
Detroit, MI
Nov-Dec. 2016

 "Four out of four stars!  With only a single chair as a prop, the Matrix uses all of its black box magic to put this story across. Director  David Wolber  deserves credit for some clever blocking that constantly asks the audience to use its imagination. Atop the excellent stagecraft and solid storytelling, the success of “2.5 Minute Ride” ultimately falls  on Alexander. ...Alexander is spot on. She spills so much emotion onstage with each performance of "2.5 Minute Ride,"  you wonder where she finds more to bring to the theater the following night." - John Monaghan,  Detroit Free Press

"Four out of four stars!  With only a single chair as a prop, the Matrix uses all of its black box magic to put this story across. Director David Wolber deserves credit for some clever blocking that constantly asks the audience to use its imagination. Atop the excellent stagecraft and solid storytelling, the success of “2.5 Minute Ride” ultimately falls  on Alexander. ...Alexander is spot on. She spills so much emotion onstage with each performance of "2.5 Minute Ride,"  you wonder where she finds more to bring to the theater the following night." - John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press

 "There’s a wonderful — repeat, wonderful! — play being produced downtown at Matrix Theatre Company. Juxtaposed with Kron’s fun-filled, laugh-inducing stories of her trip to Sandusky, she shares with us the tale of a trip she took with father to his homeland, to visit the place where his own parents had died, fifty years prior. Under the taut direction of  David Wolber , the transition from one trip to the other is seamless.  Ah, the power of Theater! For as thrilling as it can be to take in a Broadway-type production at the Fisher or the Fox, it’s as much a joy to attend a tiny little theater like the Matrix, not much further away. " - Frank Anthony Polito,  EncoreMichigan.com

"There’s a wonderful — repeat, wonderful! — play being produced downtown at Matrix Theatre Company. Juxtaposed with Kron’s fun-filled, laugh-inducing stories of her trip to Sandusky, she shares with us the tale of a trip she took with father to his homeland, to visit the place where his own parents had died, fifty years prior. Under the taut direction of David Wolber, the transition from one trip to the other is seamless.  Ah, the power of Theater! For as thrilling as it can be to take in a Broadway-type production at the Fisher or the Fox, it’s as much a joy to attend a tiny little theater like the Matrix, not much further away. " - Frank Anthony Polito, EncoreMichigan.com

 "One of the themes in Kron’s play is that joy and happiness and sadness and tragedy are all part of the same ride. And the best part of the ride is Alexander’s performance. It so rings with authenticity that it’s easy to forget it’s Alexander the actor standing there telling all those wonderful stories written by someone else and not the very person who lived them instead. Alexander has the capability of expressing a wide range of emotions and delivering them with honesty and sincerity. A look of bemusement, a tremble of anticipation, a quiver of fear, laughter, tears, and the pain of resignation…her performance was an event to be enjoyed and savored. By its nature, theatre requires the contributions of talents above and beyond those of the playwright and actor. Director  David Wolber  is to be commended for giving the production verve and proper movement." - Daniel Skora,  ItsAllTheatre.com

"One of the themes in Kron’s play is that joy and happiness and sadness and tragedy are all part of the same ride. And the best part of the ride is Alexander’s performance. It so rings with authenticity that it’s easy to forget it’s Alexander the actor standing there telling all those wonderful stories written by someone else and not the very person who lived them instead. Alexander has the capability of expressing a wide range of emotions and delivering them with honesty and sincerity. A look of bemusement, a tremble of anticipation, a quiver of fear, laughter, tears, and the pain of resignation…her performance was an event to be enjoyed and savored. By its nature, theatre requires the contributions of talents above and beyond those of the playwright and actor. Director David Wolber is to be commended for giving the production verve and proper movement." - Daniel Skora, ItsAllTheatre.com

 2.5 MINUTE RIDE BY LISA KRON  MATRIX THEATRE DETROIT, MI NOV. 11 - DEC. 4, 2016  Lisa - Luna Alexander  DIRECTOR - DAVID WOLBER lighting design - Amy Schneider costume design - Lauren Montgomery Artistic Director - Megan Buckley-Ball

2.5 MINUTE RIDE BY LISA KRON

MATRIX THEATRE
DETROIT, MI
NOV. 11 - DEC. 4, 2016

Lisa - Luna Alexander

DIRECTOR - DAVID WOLBER
lighting design - Amy Schneider
costume design - Lauren Montgomery
Artistic Director - Megan Buckley-Ball