Lisa Rothman

DRAGON IN THE DROP-OFF LANE

Written & Performed by Lisa Rothman
Directed by  David Ford
Photos by David Allen

November 29 – December 22 | Berkeley
Thursdays at 7:30pm | Saturdays at 5pm

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“Worth getting a sitter for!” –Michele Fagerroos, mother of triplets

“A natural-born storyteller” –The Bay Area Reporter

“Heartfelt, hilarious and brimming with ‘teachable moments’” –Nugget Fringe Festival

Show Description

After her kids dodge bullets at the local park, Lisa brings them to a Winter Solstice Carnival in Marin, where she grew up.  But now she’s dodging a sanctimonious parent-volunteer wearing yoga pants, a fire-breathing dragon, and — the most formidable opponent of all — her father.
Lisa’s just arrived at the carnival and is waiting in line with her son, holding the acorn pouch she purchased for $30.  She can’t wait to use the acorns to pay for the pagan caroling, the biodynamic wine, and the puppet show ­– the puppeteers are kindergarten teachers and they attended a puppetry institute in Prague!

Then Lisa realizes that all the women are wearing Lululemon yoga pants.  Except her.  And what’s her father doing here? And who just emerged from the broom closet?  A woman claiming to be Lisa’s fairy godmother!  She launches into a New Client Orientation complete with PowerPoint slides – setting the stage for a heartfelt farce in which Lisa must reckon with what her parenting choices have cost her children.

 

Get in the Spirit of the Holidays & the Show with these Special Nights:

November 29: Yoga Pants Night
Wear yoga pants and receive a discount to a future show at The Marsh
Special Drink: The Mom’s Night Out

December 1:
Fairy Godmothers & Fairy Godfathers attend for free (when accompanied by their client)
Discount Code: Tiara
Special Drink: The MakeOver

December 6:
Share the magic of the season! Bring a friend and get half off the second ticket
Discount Code: Magic
Special Drink: The Magic Potion

December 8: Fairy Tale Character Night
Dress up like a fairy tale character and receive a discount on a future show at The Marsh
Special Drink: The Snow White

December 13: Parents Night
Bring one of your parents and get half off the second ticket
Discount Code: Wand
Special Drink: The Job Well Done

December 15: Teacher Night
Winter break is almost here! Bring an educator and get half off the second ticket
Discount Code: Sparkle
Special Drink: The Shiny Apple

December 22:
Fairy Godmothers & Fairy Godfathers attend for free (when accompanied by a client)
Discount Code: Tiara
Special Drink: The MakeOver

Artist Biography

Lisa’s show “Date Night at Pet Emergency” was extended three times at the Marsh in Berkeley and San Francisco.  In addition to raising children, Lisa’s other adventures have included producing KPFA’s Morning Show when Andrea Lewis and Philip Maldari were the co-hosts, hosting a nationally distributed radio show at a food truck park, and ballroom dancing in China.  She currently helps everyone from construction workers to scientists make better presentations and figure out how to take the next steps with important projects and their careers. You can learn more at lisarothman.com

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
November 29 – December 22 | Berkeley TheaterStage
Thursdays at 7:30pm | Saturdays at 5pm
75 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 15+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

For more information on the sliding scale ticketing policy, late seating and reserved seating please click here.

Buy Tix Online:
To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below
(please review price descriptions above):

  • November 29, 2018 7:30 PMDragon in the Drop-off Lane 11-29-18 (Berkeley)
  • December 1, 2018 5:00 PMDragon in the Drop-Off Lane 12-01-18 (Berkeley)
  • December 6, 2018 7:30 PMDragon in the Drop-Off Lane 12-06-18 (Berkeley)
  • December 8, 2018 5:00 PMDragon in the Drop-Off Lane 12-08-18 (Berkeley)
  • December 13, 2018 7:30 PMDragon in the Drop-Off Lane 12-13-18 (Berkeley)
  • December 15, 2018 5:00 PMDragon in the Drop-Off Lane 12-15-18 (Berkeley)
  • December 20, 2018 7:30 PMDragon in the Drop-Off Lane 12-20-18 (Berkeley)
  • December 22, 2018 5:00 PMDragon in the Drop-Off Lane 12-22-18 (Berkeley)
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Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)