Saturday, February 9, 2019
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Axial Theatre’s 5th annual Twisted Valentines Festival will showcase seven original one-act plays 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 Festival runs two consecutive weekends, February 8-10 and 15-17.
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 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 will take place on 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, https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3921382.
For more information: (914) 286-7680.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Axial Theatre (at St. John’s Episcopal Church)
8 Sunnyside Ave
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Times: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm