“The Velocity of Autumn” presented by Coyote StageWorks at the Palm Springs Cultural Center
The second production for this season, running March 13 through 22, is The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble. Directed by Yates, 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.
The cast is comprised of David Youse in the role of Chris, and Barbara Gruen portraying
Performances run at 7:30 or 2 PM depending on the day. There will be an opening night reception and a Q&A session following the Thursday matinee.