“The Velocity of Autumn” is a wickedly, wonderfully touching discovery of the fragility and ferocity of life.
Alexandra, the 80 year old heroine of “The Velocity of Autumn”, has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone. Scattered around the otherwise cozy room are dozens of wine bottles, Mason jars and other assorted receptacles, all of which have been turned into Molotov cocktails. It is clear that should anyone attempt to remove her forcibly from the premises, the premises — and perhaps half the block — will be going with her.
Alexandra’s Alamo is breached by an unexpected visitor, her estranged son Chris, who wakes her from her mild doze when he clambers in the window, having climbed a tree. No sooner are the words “Hi, Mom” uttered than the emotional bombs start detonating.
entertains them all, singing Christmas carols with her own, hilarious lyrics. The comic tension mounts when an ex-boyfriend shows up unexpectedly, a marriage proposal comes from an unlikely suitor and Sugar Lee’s arch rival, Bunny, vows she’ll stop at nothing to steal the spa away from her. By the time the women rally together to overcome these obstacles and launch their new, improved lives, you’ve got a side splitting comedy.
Starring Robin Harris, Ruth E. Stein, Denee Lewis, Rachel Perry, Valerie Vanni, Christy Wait, Doug Doughty and Kevin Heath
Directed by Kevin Heath
Our 2019 Main Stage Season
All Seats for the 2019 Season are $25 each
Fri/Sat nights: Doors open 7:00pm, show at 8:00pm
Sunday Matinees: Doors now open 1:30pm, show at 2:00pm
For all its appealingly humor, this gentle play, which sometimes recalls the amiably crowd-pleasing comedies of Neil Simon, explores the family history, and Christopher’s grappling with the dissatisfactions of his life.
“Bracing, honest, and often deliciously funny…Anyone who’s even reached the crest of middle age will have an innate feeling for this admirably drawn woman.” —The New York Times
“Sublime and penetrating…a tale that resonates with a broad range of audiences as it touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day.” —Variety.
The cast reunites Rosalind Farotte and Kevin Heath. last seen together in "The Outgoing Tide" at Limelight.
From the writers of our 2018 hit "The Savannah Sipping Society", comes "The Hallelujah Girls",
After the passing of a dear friend, five of her friends realize time is precious and if they are going to change their lives and achieve their dreams they have to get on it now! So, they decide to turn a run down church into a spa. But Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated. Carlene’s given up on romance, having buried three husbands. Nita is a wreck from running interference between her no good son and his probation officer. Mavis’ marriage is so stagnant she’d wondering how she can fake her own death to get out of it. And sweet, simple Crystal
By MARC DUNN Our 2019 Summer Show: 10 performances. ALL SEATS $25
June 21, 22, 28, 29, 30
July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13
In this South Bay Premier of Mark Dunn’s 2016 follow up to “Belles” (his most popular comedy-drama), Twenty-five years have passed since we last visited the six Walker sisters from Memphis, Tennessee, and they’re all back on the phone again for another crisis-filled weekend.
The most immediate concern: Mama has taken off all her clothes in the community room of her nursing room and the sisters must put their heads together and decide what to do with her. And that’s just for starters: oldest sister Peggy has been bilked out of all her money by a ne’er-do-well boyfriend. Aneece and Paige’s marriages are on the rocks. Audrey continues to mourn by climbing inside a bottle. Sherry is still trying to earn the respect of her sisters after so many years of being the free-spirited family laughingstock. And Roseanne, after three failed marriages to three minister husbands, has lost both her religious faith and the faith she’s always put in her family. To top it all off, a cousin has asked all six Walker siblings to “beta-taste” her new candy...and it doesn’t go well. “Belles: The Reunion” will appeal to both those who’ve already fallen in love with the Walkers, as well as audiences discovering these telephone-tethered women for the very first time.
Starring Betsy Andrade, Rosalind Farotte, Christy Wait, Donna Knippen, Christine McElroy and Christine Wanish