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Axial presents Twisted Valentines for the 5th year

December 2018

Axial Theatre’s Twisted Valentines Festival Offers Seven One-Acts
Celebrating the Shapes and Shades of Love

Westchester, N.Y. – Axial Theatre, entering its 20th anniversary year, has
announced the line-up of short plays for its annual Twisted Valentines
festival, a seasonal tribute to love and lovers that runs Feb. 8 – 17, 2019 in
Pleasantville. There are seven original one-acts that, through comedy,
drama, and a skillful blend of both, probe the depths of joy, despair, and
everything else that follows when Cupid’s arrows strike – or miss their mark.

The plays are…

 Time The Revelator by John Patrick Bray – Two souls working a Christmas
tree lot discover the power of “thank you,” revealed on the night legends are

Plattsburgh by Evelyn Mertens – When reality intrudes upon a marriage held
together by pretense, hope launches for one and a world of hurt ensues for
the other.

The Ninth Circus of Hell by C. J. Ehrlich – Andrew longs for Maya like Dante
for Beatrice, and oh! what horrors he’ll suffer for her. Hell is for wimps.
Today there will be clowns.

Dream Lover by Albi Gorn – A couple’s night of unprecedented emotional and
sexual bliss is disrupted by the question, “How could their dysfunctional
marriage produce such perfection?”

Sleeping Dogs by Pat Lennon – An idyllic 10th wedding anniversary takes an
unexpected turn when an incident from the distant past rears its head.

The Circus Acrobat Girl by Lisa Kimball – A woman teeters on the edge of a
bridge, capturing the attention of a man with a fear of heights and a need to

Requiem for a Third Wheel by Virginia Reynolds – What’s the statute of
limitations on torch-carrying? Will Paulie be able to finally rest in peace?

Performances of Axial Theatre’s Twisted Valentines are Friday, Feb. 8 and 15
at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9 and 16 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb.
10 and 17 at 4 p.m. on the campus of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8
Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville, New York 10570.

Tickets are $27.50 general admission, $22.50 seniors and students, and can
be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets

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

ART ATTACHED: Twisted Valentines logo

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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-inhand
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
914.762.6429; 914.263.9129 (cell)
[email protected]

Bruce Apar
914.275.6887 (cell)
[email protected]