The Velocity of Autumn
Twin City Players announces a one weekend only Second Stage event, the comedy/drama The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble. Performances are January 27, 28, & 29, 2023 in The Studio at TCP. The show is directed by Lisa Cripps Downey who is assisted by Scott Bradford (lighting) and John Taylor (set). The show stars Carol Sizer as Alexandra and Bill Downey as Chris. A cash bar will be available prior to and after the Friday and Saturday night performances.
One mother. One son. 100 Molotov cocktails. 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.
Tickets are $10-$15 (plus a $1 fee per ticket). Purchase online at twincityplayers.org or through the TCP box office at 269-429-0400. Limited general admission seating for this event. Flex passes not valid for use at Second Stage events. Performance times are Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm, in The Studio at TCP, 600 W. Glenlord Road, St. Joseph. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance. The Velocity of Autumn is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)
2022-2023 Mainstage Season Sponsors are Indiana Michigan Power/Cook Plant, Bradford Insurance Agency, The Herald Palladium, Timothy’s Restaurant, Meijer, and TPC Technologies, Inc.
Admission: $10-$15 plus $1 ticket fee