Monday, February 6, 2023

Axial Theater Presents In-Person One Night Only Reading of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, February 11, 2023 in Pleasantville, NY

Looking for a fun night out? The Axial Theater is doing a one-night only reading of a John Patrick Stanley play Danny and the Deep Blue Sea with two of his most iconic characters, Roberta and Danny. It will be read by Eve Cuccaro and Anthony Barresi, Jr. both members of the Axial Theater Group. Artistic Director Cady McClain will direct.

Reading will be performed at The Abbey at St. John's Episcopal Church in Pleasantville NY. For info see below or visit 


One Night Only!

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

by John Patrick Shanley

Saturday, February 11th at 7PM

Tickets: $25 for adults $10 students (18 and over)

The Abby at St. John’s Episcopal Church

Pleasantville, NY


Join Axial Theatre for a Valentine’s celebration of love between two of John Patrick Shanley’s most iconic characters: “Roberta” and “Danny.” This reading is perfect for lovers of Shanley’s work - a powerful mix of humor, romance, complex characters and unflinching truths. Sure to be a great date night or evening out with friends. Come experience the energy of raw human connection and the joy of love right here in the heart of Pleasantville!


“An explosive, deeply affecting study of alienation and the redemptive power of love. “…a wrenching love story that swept through the downtown Circle in the Square last night like a tidal wave.” —NY Daily News. “

…the play is the equivalent of sitting at ringside watching a prize fight that concludes in a loving embrace.” —NY Times.

“…a funny, frightening, hypnotically fascinating evening of theatre…” —Drama-Logue.

“Danny” will be read by Axial Ensemble Member Anthony Barresi Jr and “Roberta” by Eve Cuccaro. Directed by Axial Artistic Director Cady McClain.

Thanks to our generous support from Arts Westchester and the William T Morris Foundation, no one will be turned away who cannot pay.

Just say at the door you are “a friend of Cady’s” and you will be let right in.