Lisa invites you on the Kron family “vacation” to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio. You see, in spite of near-blindness, diabetes and a heart condition, Lisa’s 75-year-old father Walter insists on yearly trips to the world capital of roller coasters. But this isn’t the only journey they take together. Lisa also accompanies him to Auschwitz, where his parents were killed, and where she comes to understand more clearly the joys and sorrows of her father’s heart. A complex and searingly funny meditation on how human beings make sense of tragedy, grief, and everyday life.

Wonderfully evocative and often seriously funny, [Kron] sets off emotional vibrations that just won’t stop. -Ben Brantley, New York Times

One of the most tender and discerning family tragicomedies in recent memory.” -Linda Winer, New York Newsday





January 25 – February 11, 2018

Performance Calendar

(P) = Preview; (O) = Opening Night; (M) = Matinee; (*) = ASL Performance


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Allison Mickelson

Starring Allison Mickelson as the solo performer. (Last seen as “Alison Bechdel” in Fun Home at Portland Center Stage!)


Directed by Jane Unger, Profile Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director


Jane Unger, Director

Allison Mickelson, “Lisa”

Peter Ksander, Scenic Design

Sarah Gahagan, Costume Designer

Miranda k Hardy, Lighting Designer

Casi Pacilio, Sound Design

Jana Crenshaw, Composer

Kyra Bishop, Props Master

Carol Ann Wohlmut, Stage Manager

Rory Breshears, Production Manager

Charlie Capps, Production Assistant


2.5 Playbill

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