This month, Axial Theatre continues its tradition of fostering new work and of celebrating women in theater. Katie Baldwin Eng’s award-winning play Nectar has only ever been seen in staged readings to date. It will make its world premiere as Axial’s mainstage fall production. Nectar tells the story of a pregnant woman from the Midwest who is on vacation in Europe when she meets a French film star. As it turns out, they were both mistresses to the same legendary writer, who is now in a coma. The encounter leads to poignant realizations and nostalgia as the women come to terms with the realities of love, sex and the cycle of life – all set in a package of magic realism. The play is directed by recent Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow Christina Roussos and stars a cast of nine, from which eight are Axial members and associates. Performances will take place between November 3 and 19 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville. For more info, visit: axialtheatre.org.
A version of this article first appeared in the November issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.