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The Velocity of Autumn

Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage (Washington, DC)

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89 ratings
4.5 average rating
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67 reviews
22 stars
attended Sep 17 2013

More than anything, this is a vehicle for these two actors, and many people doubtless came to see Ms. Parsons and Mr. Spinella. However, we were disappointed in the play. That said, judging from the enthusiastic audience reaction, we were in the...continued

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26 reviews
29 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

Our seats were second row balcony in the Kreeger which were very good. I don't know if it is my hearing or the actors projection but I did miss several of the male actor's lines. The play is just 90 min. with no intermission and it never...continued

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21 reviews
12 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

This performance was a masterpiece. Regardless of where you are in your life the actors in this play will keep you engaged from start to finish. The play did have significant meaning for me since it dealt with the complexity of our parents as they...continued

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 12 2013

Arena upgraded ticket- thanks red velvet. Seats were perfect and play is high calibre writing and acting. At 85, Estelle Parsons is unbelievable.

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6 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 14 2013

I saw this wonderful production of a terrific play by Eric Coble starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella at Arena. Go. You’ll laugh, gasp, cry and leave knowing 2 wonderful people. It rund until 10/20. Here’s some more information. Irene

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1 review
9 stars
attended Sep 12 2013

A very deep, powerful, important and emotional story performed with impeccable intensity and artistry.

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1 review
6 stars
attended Sep 10 2013

Amazing performances by Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinelli. A show not to be missed.

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1 review
4 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

This is one INCREDIBLE play. The message is important, at least those I heard. Everyone wants to be listened to but also heard. We all question who we are and the essence of what makes us us. We want connections and memories are legacies that we...continued

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24 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 22 2013

The play was funny, poignant and gripping. Both actors were amazing. Sporadic memory loss was depicted very realistically. The siblings on the phone felt very real even though we did not see or hear them. I loved both characters.
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16 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

A Tour de Force performance from the remarkable Estelle Parsons! Not to be missed!

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13 reviews
18 stars
attended Sep 14 2013

A very good experience. The story was well thought out and well written. It really touched on many important issues when dealing with aging and elderly parents. At times, I found myself identifying with the son and at other times relating to the...continued

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10 reviews
4 stars
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10 reviews
0 stars
attended Sep 17 2013

Play was poignant and funny. Performers were excellent. So glad I didn't let this play go by without seeing.

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10 reviews
8 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

The play was disappointing. Not ready for Broadway. The ending in particular was weak. I thought Estelle Parson's acting seemed to focus a lot on yelling and wasn't particularly subtle.

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 07 2013

Excellent show -- great writing, acting, often funny and/or poignant, sometimes sad, and always keeping me engrossed. I was a bit suprised this was a "preview" performance, having run now for some dates -- and with the result that actor lines...continued

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9 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 11 2013

Great show with great actors, and an interesting storyline.

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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 08 2013

This was a very well done creative performance! It was very upsetting yet amusing to me. Life is slipping away .... let's make the most of everyday.

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 15 2013

Delightful Sunday afternoon. Play was warmly received--actors excellent--standing ovation. Important topic--how much self determination is one entitled to when dementia is setting in. Lovely story also about family relationships and putting...continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Sep 14 2013

It was an impressive tour de force for 2 actors most beautifully done! A fine play with lots of things to think about, with lots of good humor, and lots of tears. Loved it.

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 12 2013

The theme was evident in the first few minutes and nothing changed during the play.

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