Meet the Cast of ‘The Velocity of Autumn‘ at TAG
Meet the cast of
The Velocity of Autumn
Jo Pruden as Alexandra
Jo is making her seventh appearance with TAG, having previously performed in Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, The Trip to Bountiful, For the Time Being, The History Boys, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and last season's The American Dream. Jo has appeared in more than 75 productions during nearly 49 years in Hawaii, and has been honored with 16 Po'okela Awards for acting excellence, as well as the 2007 Pierre Bowman Award for Lifetime Achievement. Jo is pleased to be working again with Vanita Rae Smith, who first directed her more than 48 years ago at the Schofield Barracks Little Theatre, and in numerous productions since then, including Agnes of God, Driving Miss Daisy, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Cemetery Club, Grace and Glory,The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Owl and the Pussycat and Doubt.
Peter Togawa as Chris
Peter was last seen on stage as the Atlanta Doctor and Pan Am Exec in DHT's production of Catch Me If You Can. Other stage and acting credits include: Hawaii Five-0: "Dr. Alex Baal", Hoa ʻĪnea; "ER Surgeon", Aloha, Malama Pono, and a Doctor in Ha'awe Make Loa. "Feature role", Commercial: Jeffrey Samuels Realty; "Chadwick",Elf! (DHT), "Joe", 9 to 5 The Musical (DHT), "Rod", Singin' In The Rain (DHT), "Ensemble/Kralahome understudy"King & I (DHT), "Zach", A Chorus Line (ACT), "Bill Sykes" Oliver (ACT), Aida (ACT), Pajama Game (PALIKU), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (ACT), Footloose (MVT), Miss Saigon (ACT), West Side Story (ACT), Man of La Mancha (ACT), Oklahoma (ACT), and South Pacific (ACT). This is Peter's very first non-musical play and he is very grateful for another opportunity to work with Vanita with whom he also shared his very first theatre debut so many years ago. Thank you for always believing in me, Vanita.
October 28 - November 20, 2016
THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
by Eric Coble
Directed by Vanita Rae Smith
Featuring Jo Pruden & Peter Togawa
The story 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.
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