Axial Theatre Brings Magic Realism to the Stage in Nectar

(promotional artwork courtesy of Axial Theatre)

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:

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



About Mary Alice Franklin

Mary Alice Franklin is ArtsWestchester’s Communications Manager and Editor of ArtsNews. She has a Bachelors in English and Masters in Publishing, and has been published in Paste Magazine, HuffPost, Art Zealous, Art Times, and more.

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