Login

A Mother and Son Talk, Surrounded by Explosives

Theatre: ‘The Velocity of Autumn’

There are good ways and bad ways to die, Chris tells his 80-year-old mother. He figures blowing up a block of Park Slope in Brooklyn with Molotov cocktails is a bad way.

Zippo in hand, she figures it’s the only way to live and die on her own terms.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.