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.”
His first one “Sweets For The Cheat” was nominated for an Audio Verse Award for “Best Short Form Self-Contained Original Piece Of The Year”
His second play is called “Biological Clock“:
Hahne Black Box Theater.
Kanter Theater Building
Friday, April 4th.
The line to get the free tickets usually starts around 10pm in the lobby.
Until then, enjoy the song that inspired Bianca’s theme:
“This Is Why We Rock” by Mims Ft. Purple Popcorn.
Ohio MFA alum, Jacquelyn Reingold, will have her play “2B (Or Not 2B”) performed and recorded tonight at BRIC’s Playing On Air. Two other short plays written by David Ives and John Guare will also be produced.
POA is “public radio’s showcase for contemporary short plays…Broadcast across the nation, the show brings a mix of short works written and performed by Tony-, Pulitzer- and Emmy-Award winning theater artists.” This is the first time the show has been recorded in front of a live audience.
From BRIC’s website, this is tonight’s lineup with play synopses.
- 2B or Not 2B by Jacquelyn Reingold: Dumped again by yet another ex, a woman gets a royal proposal.
- A Day for Surprises by John Guare: A librarian comes to terms with love, loss, and a stone lion.
- St. Francis Preaches To The Birds by David Ives: In the desert, a pair of vultures pick on the great saint – but nothing brings him down.
It’s tonight, Monday, 3/31, at 7:30PM at the BRIC House Ballroom. Doors open at 7pm.
Tickets are $15 in advance, and $18 at the door. You can buy tix on BRIC’S webpage.
Location: 647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(Take the 2/3/4/5 to Nevins or B/Q/R to DeKalb).