“The Velocity of Autumn” swirls around Alexandra (Donna Benda), an 80-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she will spend her remaining years. In Alexandra’s corner are her wit, her volcanic passion, and the fact that she has 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 (Scott Courville), 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.
“The Velocity of Autumn” is a one act play that will last approximately 90 minutes. There will be no intermission.
Opening: March 02, 2018
Closing: March 11, 2018
Director: Karen Schilling
Production Staff: Doug Holloway, Nelson Bertinot, Bill Ellzey, and Paul Labat
Cast: Donna Benda Scott Courville