Storyteller Edgar Oliver returns to Axis Theatre with the final installment of his solo-show trilogy, charting his life in New York City. More…
'Attorney Street' follows Oliver as he is forced to leave his longtime home in one of the last SROs in the East Village and finds his way to his current residence on the Lower East Side. Between the two was a circuitous path that changed Oliver's life, and opened doors he never knew existed.
See it if you like quirky stories that make the ordinary extraordinary. EO's voice is deep, resonant; his accent odd, his gestures graceful. Hypnotic!
Don't see it if you like hoopla. A quiet evening that's better than The Encounter! It starts out precious, but won me over. EO's a NYer with Southern charm.
See it if you love New York City enough to enjoy exploring it though the words of a poet who is looking for the man he never met, his father.
Don't see it if poetic one man shows put you to sleep.
See it if you like autobiographical one-man shows.
Don't see it if you want more than a series of unrelated vignettes, no matter how beautifully written or engagingly performed.
See it if You like poetry. Not so much monologue as memoir poems. The space and the lighting are beautiful. Could have skipped this very short show.
Don't see it if Ur expecting storytelling. Atmosphere,but no real subtance. U want humor or something uplifting. All about loneliness, loss of identity, etc
See it if you enjoy beautifully staged and performed character pieces. A very special evening. His hands are so expressive as they capture the light.
Don't see it if you don't like one man shows.
See it if You love theatre for its power to move and transform. You enjoy masterful storytelling a la The Moth.
Don't see it if You're a feelingless robot who doesn't want to laugh and/or cry.