Aglet’s “The Velocity of Autumn” will touch those with aging – and difficult – parents


THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN by Eric Coble next for Aglet Theatre in Sheffield

Alexandra is a 79-year-old artist in a face-off with her children over where she’ll spend her last years. She still has her wit and dynamic strength. She also has surrounded herself in her New York town house with an accumulation of Molotov cocktails. When her son Chris, whom she has not seen for 20 years, climbs through her second floor window, the emotional duels explode.

But what unites them is an antipathy toward aging. She finds it difficult to go to the subway or a market on her own. He’s almost 50 and is facing the fact that his aimless lifestyle has led to an empty existence. Sooner or later, they’re going out—of the building, or life—together.

The Velocity of Autumn is directed by Aglet’s Artistic Associate Thomas Gruenewald who staged last season’s Copenhagen, The Good Bet and Visiting Mr. Green. The cast includes Berkshires veterans Andrew Joffe and Gail Ryan who have appeared on Aglet’s stage numerous times.

Coble’s other plays include Bright Ideas, A Girl’s Guide To Coffee, Stranded On Earth, Southern Rapture and My Barking Dog.

The Velocity of Autumn will be presented at Aglet’s home in Dewey Memorial Hall in Sheffield, MA on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Dewey Memorial Hall, 91 Main St. (Route 7,) Sheffield, Massachusetts. Doors open at 7:00 for complimentary beverages and refreshments. Tickets are $25.00; $20.00 for students under 18. For tickets call 860-435-6928 or aglettheatre@comcast,.net.

“Sublime and penetrating…a tale that resonates… as it touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day.” —Variety.

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