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By Playbill Staff
11 Apr 2014

Show: The Velocity of Autumn
Theatre: Booth Theatre

Preview: April 1 

Opening: April 21
Closing: Aug. 17

Creators: Written by Eric Coble. Directed by Molly Smith.
Original Principal Cast: Estelle Parsons as Alexandra and Stephen Spinella as Chris.
Synopsis: "The Velocity of Autumn swirls around Alexandra, a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years," press notes state. "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 who returns after 20 years, 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. The Velocity of Autumn is a wickedly funny and wonderfully touching discovery of the fragility and ferocity of life."

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