The Velocity of Autumn
by Eric Coble
Premiered in 2011, and opening on Broadway in 2014 with award winning actress Estelle Parsons, the play centres around Alexandra, an 80-year-old artist who is in a showdown with her children over where she’ll spend her remaining years. In Alexandra’s corner are her wit, her volcanic passion, and the fact that she’s barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block. But her children have their own secret weapon: estranged son Chris. He returns after 20 years of silence, crawls through Alexandra’s second-floor window and becomes the family’s unlikely mediator. No sooner are the words “Hi, Mom” uttered than the emotional bombs start detonating.
Thurs. July 18, Fri. July 19, & Sat. July 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday July 20 & Sunday July 21 at 2:00pm