Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella to Lead THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN at Arena Stage This Spring

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Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella to Lead THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN at Arena Stage This Spring

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, a new two character play by Eric Coble, starring Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella, and directed by Molly Smith, will bow on Broadway in spring 2013.  The 90-minute powder keg dramatic comedy about a woman’s anarchic cry for freedom will mark the Broadway debut of playwright Eric Coble. THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMNis produced by HOP Theatricals.  Broadway theater and dates to be announced.

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN swirls around 80-year-old Alexandra, an artist facing the indignities of old age and her family’s insistence on moving her to a nursing home.  With nothing to lose, Alexandra has locked herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with a pile of Molotov cocktails and is now in a standoff with her children and the police.  When Alexandra is visited by her youngest son Chris - who has climbed into her second floor window ending a 20-year absence from her life - in the blink of an eye the emotional bombs start detonating.

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMNhad its world premiere at Boise Contemporary Theater in Idaho in April 2011, and played to sold out audiences in Cleveland’s Beck Center for the Arts in Ohio in April 2012.

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN has scenic design by Eugene Lee, costume design by Linda Cho, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Darron L. West, casting by Geoff Josselson, marketing by aka and general management by AWA Management Services/ Mark Shacket.  

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