The Velocity of Autumn

Eric Coble’s play The Velocity of Autumn, which ran in Washington, DC, and on Broadway last year, is about an elderly painter who refuses to leave her Manhattan home when her children decide it’s time for her to move somewhere more suitable to her physical and mental state. The Molotov cocktails our heroine has prepared complicate matters. The son who climbs a tree and manages to converse with her is the one child she hasn’t seen in decades. And autumn – well, it’s rolling in a lot more rapidly than you realize.

Theatre Artists Studio’s production continues through Sunday, April 26, at 4848 East Cactus Road in Scottsdale. Showtime on Friday, April 10, is 7:30 p.m. For tickets, $10 to $20, visit or call 602-765-0120.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: April 10. Continues through April 26, 2015
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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
Contact: Julie Peterson