Axial Theatre kicks off its annual Twisted Valentines festival for the fourth year. Two weekends feature six one-act plays, both humorous and dramatic, which all center on the theme of love; however, these are no ordinary romances. The plays, selected from a pool of submissions, offer an offbeat “twisted” view of traditional love stories. For instance, the drama Worlds Apart finds high school sweethearts with differing views of their future and the comedic Love at First Sight follows a man and woman who are seeking a love connection but must look beyond their various politically-correct and -incorrect assumptions in order to see each other clearly. Playwrights include Ed Friedman, David Gill, Evelyn Mertens, John Patrick Bray, Lisa Kimball and Wayne Paul Mattingly. Four performances take place on each weekend surrounding Valentine’s Day – on Fridays through Sundays from February 9-18. All performances will take place on the campus of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Pleasantville. For more info, visit axialtheatre.org.
A version of this article first appeared in the February issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.