The journey to and from love can be hilarious, heartbreaking and everything in between. Axial Theatre takes an offbeat look at this range of emotions with Twisted Valentines, a set of eight one-act plays that will be presented over the span of two consecutive weekends in Pleasantville: February 10-12 and 17-19. “The goal was to examine love and related emotions in their many and varied guises,” explained Axial’s Associate Artistic Director Linda Giuliano. The nature of relationships varies in each plot, which are all written by different playwrights: a runaway teen and a woman on a quest meet at a bus depot in Words; three is a crowd on Joan and Paul’s blind date in Double Date; a relationship rides the line between a break-up and a breakthrough during In the Meantime; and characters Claire and Will are forced to examine, on a park bench in the city lights of Paris, who they truly are in Kissing Will. For more info, visit: axialtheatre.org.
A version of this article first appeared in the February 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.