Academy Award-winner Estelle Parsons is making her Arena debut as Alexandra, a 79 year old artist, who lives a solitary life in a simple Brooklyn brownstone. She has collected more than memories in her autumn years, she has amassed a pile of Molotov cocktails. Now she is in a standoff with her children who want to send her to the nursing home and with the police. Two-time Tony winner Stephen Spinella is her long-absent son who climbs into her two story house to mediate, ending a 20-year absence and setting off emotional explosions.

The show is an exclusive pre-Broadway production.

WHAT: Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn
WHERE & WHEN: Kreeger Theater from Sept. 6 to Oct. 20
SOUTHWEST NIGHT: Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
COST AND INFORMATION FOR ARENA SHOWS: Tickets vary depending on performance and may be purchased online at, by phone at 202-488-3300, or at the Sales Office at 1101 6th St SW. For info on discounts visit

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