Eric Coble’s “The Velocity of Autumn” goes into previews today on Broadway at the Booth Theater. The OU Alum’s family drama starts Estelle Parsons, and two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella.
Coble was recently featured in Cleveland Magazine. It’s a lovely biographical piece that touches on his time at Ohio University, where he wrote his first play and met his future wife. (I’m still looking.)
From Playbill.com: “The Velocity of Autumn swirls around Alexandra, a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years,” press notes state. “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.”