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A Dramatic Comedy by Eric Coble

June 23- July 11 2021

Directed by Cody Dull

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.

Performances

Wednesday June 23  7:00pm

Thursday June 24  7:00pm

Friday June 25  7:00pm

Saturday June 26  7:00pm

Sunday June 27  2:00pm

Wednesday June 30  7:00pm

Thursday July 1  7:00pm

Friday July 2  7:00pm

Saturday July 3  2:00pm

Wednesday July 7  7:00pm

Thursday July 8  7:00pm

Friday July 9  7:00pm

Saturday July 10  2:00pm

Saturday July 10  7:00pm

Sunday July 11  2:00pm

Meet The Cast

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ANN HARPER-(ALEXANDRA)

After she retired, after a many year’s hiatus, Ann chose to get back into theater activity.

Back in the day her stage credits included Taming of the Shrew, Oh, Kay!,Show Boat, The Crucible, and The Little Foxes.  Here in the valley Ann has added roles in Demdike’s Devils, Bloody Mary Christmas, The Crucible (again!) and Leading Ladies, plus taking on film work with ASU film students and most recently in the condensed adaptation of Spoon River, at Phoenix College. Ann is thrilled at having been cast in this exceptional play (“Thank you, Cody”), and especially to be performing with Eric Schoen, who directed her in Leading Ladies.

ERIC SCHOEN-(CHRIS)

Eric is thrilled to be back on stage, working at Stage Left Productions on this beautiful play. Valley credits include productions at Southwest Shakespeare, Arizona Jewish Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, as well as several directing credits at Desert Foothills Theatre, Mesa Encore Black Box and Paradise Valley Community College. He started and ran his own theatre company, Class 6 Theatre, for seven years here in the Valley, producing almost 30 events for local audiences. He's also spent many years being an adjudicator for ASU's HSMTA program at Valley high schools. Before settling out west, he spent 13 years making a living as an actor and dancer. He's also written five books, all available on Amazon. Thank you for supporting local theatre!

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