Spring into Axial’s new production

The Axial Theatre is a Pleasantville-based professional company dedicated to presenting new work.

I had the chance to meet Howard Meyer, its founder and artistic director, last spring when writing a story about Axial for our sister publication, the Westchester County Business Journal. And you may remember reading here about my attending its production of “Radiance,” which left quite an impression.

Now, the company is presenting “Life on Earth: Variations on the Theme of the Sacred and Profane.”

Promotional materials describe the spring production as “a compilation of 13 monologues and short plays mixing comedy, drama and something in-between, that will be brought to life through the work of 18 actors and six directors offering glimpses into a timeless theme.”

The production’s lead director, Francesco Campari – an actor/director recently named co-artistic director of Axial – adds that the scenes and monologues will take place, “in a ramshackle old American bar and grill in Anytown, USA, souls filled with longing, hope and the loneliness of the human condition gather together to reflect on their existence while seeking their own personal saving grace.”

Sounds intriguing.

The show will run at various times through May 18, with tickets at $20 ($15 for students and seniors).

The Axial presents its work at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville.

For reservations, call 800-838-3006 or visit AxialTheatre.org.

– Mary Shustack

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