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One-Act Plays Feature Yorktown Residents

Andrea Aboulafia, of Yorktown, left, and Judith Permutt, of Hartsdale, in “Hospice Fish.”
Andrea Aboulafia, of Yorktown, left, and Judith Permutt, of Hartsdale, in “Hospice Fish.” Photo Credit: Contributed
Dan Forman, of Yorktown, left, and Rofa Abayon, of Ossining, in “Mondays at 8.”
Dan Forman, of Yorktown, left, and Rofa Abayon, of Ossining, in “Mondays at 8.” Photo Credit: Contributed
Bruce Apar, of Yorktown, left, and Evelyn Mertens, of Briarcliff Manor, in “Small Talk.”
Bruce Apar, of Yorktown, left, and Evelyn Mertens, of Briarcliff Manor, in “Small Talk.” Photo Credit: Contributed

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Three Yorktown residents are set to appear in a series of original one-act plays Friday to Sunday as part of “What Love Needs,” 10 original short works performed and written by members of Howard Meyer’s Acting Program, an affiliate of Axial Theatre.

In “Small Talk,” by Evelyn Mertens, of Briarcliff Manor, Bruce Apar plays Ted, a recent widower who shows up at a posh suburban party to renew an affair of the heart with Carol (Evelyn Mertens). Their steamy relationship started in the linen closet of a country club, and it doesn’t take long for the reunion to uncover dirty laundry that Carol isn’t about to let Ted whitewash.

In “Bass,” by Jess Erick, of Katonah, Apar plays harried Marc, whose teenage daughter Kaylee (Mae Rum of Millwood) is on the verge of a same-sex love affair he is totally against, in part because it mimics why his wife left him.

In “Hospice Fish,” by Linda Guiliano, Andrea Aboulafia, of Yorktown, is supervisor with little patience for a worker (Judith Permutt, of Hartsdale) who hatches a novel idea to comfort terminal patients. She also appears in “Wishes,” by Albi Gorn, as a magic wand-wielding home invader who wishes she had chosen more cooperative couple than Abe (Dan Forman, of Yorktown) and Ellie (Brenda Hettmansberger of Long Island).

In addition to “Wishes,” Forman is in “Mondays at 8,” by Linda Giuliano. He is a no-nonsense businessman trapped at a bus stop on a rainy night with a nonstop chatty young lady (Rofa Abayon, of Ossining) he would rather not deal with.

Performances are Friday through Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville.

For details and ticket information, visit AxialTheatre.org, or contact 914-286-7680 or AxialTheatre@gmail.com.

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