Tuesday, October 3, 2023

NYC Area Event: Three Time Daytime Emmy Winner Cady McClain to Star in "Shirley Valentine" 10-7 and "Deer" in NYC 10-15

On October 7th at 7pm Axial Theatre will present a performance of “Shirley Valentine” with three-time Emmy© winning actress Cady McClain revisiting the role she performed to acclaim at Cape May Stage earlier this summer.  All proceeds from the performance will benefit Axial’s spring production of “Fool for Love” by Sam Shepard, to be directed by Rachel Jones with Catherine Banks as “May,” Anthony Barresi Jr as “Eddie,” Duane Rutter and “Martin,” and Bruce Apar as “Old Man.” The performance will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 8 Sunnyside Avenue, Pleasantville NY (a half hour from NYC). Tickets are available at: https://www.axialtheatre.org/

The Cape May Star and Wave said, "Cady McClain is masterful not only of her portrayal of Valentine but also of her distant husband, friend, and a half dozen other characters that she introduces the audience to in this not to be missed play.”

On October 15th at 2pm Cady McClain will perform in the play reading "Deer" by Aaron Mark with Alfredo Narcisco. Acting Coaching by William Roudebush. This will be held at NuBox Theaater at John DeSotelle754 9th Avenue, New York, NY, 10019. Seating is limited but tickets are available. The story is about Upper West Side empty nesters Ken and Cynthia who hit a deer while driving to their weekend house in the Poconos. Deer is a grisly play about normal people who snap. Tickets available here: https://www.axialtheatre.org/


Axial Theatre Artistic Director was recognized by Deadline for being a history-making three-time Emmy© winner, acting as three unique characters on three different daytime shows. Cady studied theater directing with legendary artistic director of Ensemble Studio Theater, Curt Dempster, and acting for eight years with Master teacher Michael Howard. Her theatrical directorial debut was with Axial Theatre in Paint Made Flesh by Axial Founder Howard Meyer, presented at The Cell in NYC. Her film documentary, Seeing is Believing:Women Direct, won multiple awards including the Audience Award at the SOHO Film Festival and a Jury Prize at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It was released on regional PBS stations nationwide and the educational platform Kanopy. cadymcclain.com


Axial Theatre is a 24-year-old not-for-profit institution founded by playwright/director Howard Meyer. It is dedicated to supporting the professional development of the independent voice through audience involvement and is committed to presenting challenging and relevant theatrical experiences. The company and its productions have been reviewed in The New York Times and are supported by the William T Morris Foundation and ArtsWestchester among others. axialtheatre.org

Cady McClain

Cady stars in the AROUND THE SUN PODCAST