Eric Coble's The Velocity of Autumn, starring Oscar winner Estelle Parsons and Tony winner Stephen Spinella, begins performances April 1. The explosive family comedy is slated to officially open at Broadway's Booth Theatre on April 21.
Directed by Molly Smith, The Velocity of Autumn tells the story of Alexandra (Parsons), a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. Alexandra has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn Brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block, but when her estranged son Chris (Spinella) crawls through her second-floor window, he becomes the family’s unlikely mediator.
The Velocity of Autumn premiered at Boise Contemporary Theatre in Idaho in 2011 before having a sold-out run at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage this past September.