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The Velocity of Autumn

  • Dates: 9/17/2021, 9/18/2021, 9/19/2021, 9/23/2021, 9/24/2021, 9/25/2021, 9/26/2021, 9/30/2021, 10/1/2021, 10/2/2021, 10/3/2021
  • Venue: Raleigh Little Theatre
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Times: Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8pm; Sun., 3pm
  • Admission: Adults, $27; seniors/students, $23

About

The Velocity of Autumn swirls around Alexandra, an 80-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. 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.

Written by Eric Coble

Directed by Patrick Torres

The Velocity of Autumn is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Performances will take place indoors in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre to reduced capacity audiences. Masks that cover both the mouth and nose will be required for all audience members while indoors.