The Velocity of Autumn

Theater

Comedy

Midtown West

Until Sun May 4

  • $$$$
  • Photograph: Joan Marcus

    The Velocity of Autumn

  • Photograph: Joan Marcus

    The Velocity of Autumn

  • Photograph: Joan Marcus

    The Velocity of Autumn

  • Photograph: Joan Marcus

    The Velocity of Autumn

Photograph: Joan Marcus

The Velocity of Autumn

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Katherine P

I resent the fact that the reviewer chose to trot out the fact that this play and its playwright both got their start in regional theater, its cheap and highlights what I hate most about New York. As a transplant from Cleveland to NYC, this is the thing I hate most about New York theater, the superiority. Take a moment and step back from your overblown egos and take a look at the rest of the county and appreciate what we have to offer. I may live here now, but I will never consider myself a New Yorker. I'm sorry, but this isn;t the greatest city in the country, or the world, its a damn good one, but if New York got ranked for its humility, it would be below 0. 

Ronald S


Velocity of Autumn is a sensitive and poignant play about the process of aging. Eric Coble has crafted an accurate portrayal of how children attempt to deal with a once vibrant parent who is now aging and experiencing difficulty with daily life.Anyone who has had this experience, the desire to ‘do what is best for Mom’, is something that is easily relatable.But, in doing so, the failure to consider what is ‘best for Mom’ may not be ‘best’ for them. The play is brilliantly crafted to make the audience aware that one needs to listen to the aging parent and to try to see, and understand what they are feeling.

Estelle Parsons skillfully crafted performance and Stephen Spinetta’s ability to listen, cajole and, albeit, not always agree with his mother; shape a wonder, thought provoking evening.