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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: The Marsh Extends “Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane” – a Hilarious Fairytale about Wise Parenting

Jan 04, 2019
The Marsh Berkeley has announced that due to popular demand it has scheduled an extended run of Lisa Rothman’s hit show, “Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane.” This hilarious and cautionary tale describes what happens when Rothman’s Oakland-raised kids venture into the fairytale world of Marin, where all the children seem to know how to sew, speak in a “Crystal Cave whisper,” and decorate their (vegan) gingerbread men with stevia icing, carob chips, and unsweetened coconut flakes. Of course, no fairytale would be complete without a fairy godmother to help Rothman reckon with her parenting choices. A wry, comedic, and incisive look at the profound societal differences between gritty East Bay living and the idealized-to-the-point of ridiculous realm of Marin, “Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane” will be presented January 19 - February 23, 2019 with performances 5:00pm Saturdays at The Marsh Berkeley (2120 Allston Way) in Berkeley, CA.

This show, which provides an immersive theatrical experience and production values rarely seen in a solo show, offers up rollicking and unsettling stories of Rothman’s adventures with her own kids that are appropriate for a range of audiences, including children as young as 10. Rothman says, “I want to spark conversation between parents and children about what actually helps kids feel safe. Parents who have the best of intentions sometimes inadvertently expose their children to even more risk as they set off into the woods of puberty and adolescence. That’s one of the topics I hope to bring to the table, as we all trip over ourselves to provide ‘perfect’ childhood experiences for our kids.” Post-show discussions, hosted by a variety of radio personalities, will include discussions on fears parents harbor – and those they don’t want to admit – and how they shape life choices, judgments, and how children are raised.

In this heartfelt farce, Rothman takes audiences on a journey that includes her kids dodging bullets at the East Bay local park, and then experiencing Winter Solstice Carnival in Marin where experiences are even more surreal.

For tickets or more information, please visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm).

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Photo caption: The Marsh Berkeley presents Lisa Rothman’s "Dragon in the Drop-Off Lane" at The Marsh Berkeley, January 19 through February 23, 2019. (Photo credit: David Allen)


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