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The Velocity of Autumn

Exclusive Pre-Broadway Engagement
By Eric Coble / Directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith
Starring Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella
September 6–October 20, 2013 in the Kreeger Theater
In a simple Brooklyn brownstone, 79-year-old Alexandra lives a solitary existence with her fleeting memories and enough explosives to take down most of the block. At an impasse with her family over how she should spend her autumn years, Alexandra’s long-absent son enters as a most unlikely mediator, to try and save his mother’s life as much as his own. Funny and sweet, aching and revelatory, this perceptive play reveals both the fragility and ferocity of life. Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons (Bonnie and Clyde, Roseanne) and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella (Angels in America) make their Arena Stage debuts.

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Categories: Theater

Event Venue

Arena Stage - Mead Center for American Theater

1101 Sixth Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

For more information:

  • Friday, September 6, 2013
  • Friday, September 13, 2013
  • Friday, September 20, 2013
  • Friday, September 27, 2013
  • Friday, October 4, 2013
  • Friday, October 11, 2013
  • Friday, October 18, 2013
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