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Attorney Street

From 10 member  reviews
Members say: Great writing, Intelligent, Disappointing, Profound, Funny

About the show

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.

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Member Reviews (10)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great writing, Intelligent, Disappointing, Profound, Funny
78
Avg Score

75
Unusual, Poetic, Enchanting, Fascinating, Small-scale

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.

80
Absorbing, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

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.

65
Disappointing, Great acting, Great writing, Lyrical, Slow

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.

66
Great staging, Overrated, Disappointing

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

Also Oliver is certainly a character but one I found not 100% believable. O... Read more Read less

88
Great acting, Great directing, Mesmerizing, Gorgeous lighting

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.

Also His movement is part actor, dancer and mime. Just lovely to watch. One... Read more Read less

100
Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Profound, Resonant

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.

During previews
70
Edgy, Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Difficult

See it if Like one person shows

Don't see it if You are tired or want to be entertained.

During previews
74
Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like psychological exploration through storytelling

Don't see it if you don't like one man shows that make you think about the human condition

During previews
90
Quirky, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if have never seen Edgar Oliver. Enjoy looking at NYC through his eyes. Like one person shows.

Don't see it if You want to see a play and not a one man show

Also Edgar Oliver is a very unique person, writer, and actor. There is no o... Read more Read less

During previews
90
Absorbing, Great writing, Profound

See it if Enjoy the art of monologue and storytelling; memoirs; poetry.

Don't see it if Want to see a play with narrative and traditional structure.


November 1st, 2016
"Edgar Oliver conducts the most extraordinary séances. The phantoms summoned by this one-of-a-kind monologuist are both vivid and elusive, as such manifestations must be...Self-examining memoirs are the basis for many one-person shows. But Mr. Oliver reshapes and reanimates this well-worn formula...
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November 1st, 2016
"Edgar Oliver's storytelling performances move in stages. First, they are hilarious...By the end of 'Attorney Street,' all its initial weirdness has evaporated, leaving only a sense of melancholy behind...The piece is a brief anthology of farewells, to a bakery in an earlier New York, to a lost p...
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November 1st, 2016
"Oliver tells the tale of 'Attorney Street' with disarming innocence, addressing the audience with a sweet familiarity...He is funny and warm, wide-eyed and thoughtful, charming and vulnerable. All that said, the evening resolves in a brutal sadness, as he concludes his primal wound has not, cann...
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November 6th, 2016
"That struck me as the best description of what I was watching. The curiosity, wonder and imagination of a child, able to pack an unbelievable adventure into the commonplace experiences of everyday...As a distinct voice of near iconic status, a chance to see Edgar Oliver is not to be missed. His ...
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