The Velocity of Autumn
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.
Access the program for The Velocity of Autumn by texting the word “Velocity” to 919-373-6060 or clicking here (program is optimized for viewing on your phone).
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. Please click here to read about RLT’s COVID-19 safety procedures and how they might affect your visit. Health and safety restrictions are subject to change.
The poster artwork for The Velocity of Autumn was created by Supriya Jaya:
Thanks to our Media Sponsor for The Velocity of Autumn, WALTER Magazine.
Tickets on sale now!
Runtime is approximately 100 minutes with no intermission. The show is recommended for ages 13+ and features discussions about the end of life.
- Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm
- Sundays at 3:00pm
Single ticket prices, excluding tax and fees:
- Adult: $27
- Senior/Student: $23
Seniors are age 62 and up. Students are through college.
A maximum of 100 tickets (approx. one third capacity) will be sold for each performance. Tickets are general admission, but every other row will be blocked off and social distancing will be encouraged between groups. Masks that cover both the mouth and nose will be required for all audience members while indoors. Please click here to read more about RLT’s COVID-19 safety procedures. Health and safety restrictions are subject to change.
If you have questions about tickets or seating, please email BoxOffice@RaleighLittleTheatre.org.
- Mary K. Rowland
- Landon Henry
All performances are wheelchair accessible.
Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.
Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, September 26, performance at 3:00pm will be described.