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2021 Twisted Valentines


January 20, 2021


Starts February 12 – Axial Theatre’s Twisted Valentines Festival Offers Virtual Showcase of Monologues and One-Acts Celebrating the Shapes and Shades of Love

VIRTUALAxial Theatre has announced the line-up of short plays and monologues for its annual Twisted Valentinesfestival, this year an all-virtual seasonal tribute to love and lovers. The first of two slates of plays, Program A, debuts at 8 pm on Friday, February 12; Program B will first show at 8 pm on Saturday, February 13. Both programs will be available for streaming through Sunday, February 21, 2021 with tickets available for separate purchase to each. The original one-acts and monologues will probe the depths of joy, despair and everything in-between that follows when Cupid’s arrows strike – or miss their mark.

The festival is being produced and directed by Axial Theatre Artistic Director Catherine (Cat) Banks and co-produced by Virginia Reynolds.

Original pieces are by Bara Swain, Nick DeSimone, Evelyn Mertens, Susan Ward, Julie Griffin, Carol Mark, James Balestrieri, Wayne Paul Mattingly, Linda Bidwell Delaney, Greg Falkin, Albi Gorn, and Virginia Reynolds.

The plays are:

Acushla by Virginia Reynolds

Wasbian (excerpt) by Susan Ward

Love in the Time of Coronavirus by Greg Falkin

Heartbreak on Board by Linda Bidwell Delaney

I’ll Get the Wine by Carol Mark

The Other Other Man by Carol Mark

The Color Enthusiast by Bara Swain

Stiff Upper Lip by James Balestrieri

The Rub by Albi Gorn

Nothing Happened by Evelyn Mertens

Nine Months Ago by Nick DeSimone

COVID Singles Meetup by Susan Ward & Julie Griffin

The Delicacy of the Night Forthcoming by Wayne Paul Mattingly

Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased online at www.axialtheatre.org

For more information: 914-286-7680; www.axialtheatre.org.

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Founded in 1999, Axial Theatre is a professional theater company that presents contemporary theatrical hits, timeless stage classics, and original works, in mainstage spring and fall productions, plus a series of book-in-hand staged readings, and a bi-monthly Sunday Writers Series for play development. Axial’s affiliated Howard Meyer Acting Program offers acting classes for tweens through adults, as well as workshops for voice, movement, auditions and improvisation. Playwriting classes are also offered.


Evelyn Mertens

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