“In the Park” one of Hilton Als’ Best of 2014

Congratulations to Edgar and the team at Axis Theatre, in particular, Randy Sharp and Brian Barnhart, for their wonderful work in In the Park, which has been named in Hilton Als’ Best of 2014 list (http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/good-moments-theatre-film-2014)

Als says, commenting on Okwui Okpokwasili’s Bronx Gothic and Edgar’s In the Park:

“These outstanding artists each told stories in poetic prose that was some of the best writing I read or heard all year, and brought back the reality that language is a living thing. Using their bodies to shape autobiography and myth, Okpokwasili and Oliver, although visually different, dug deep into the stage’s earth to channel emotions and information that startled us with their weight, diversity, and longing, and their sense that life is short and that there’s shame in not living it.”

Advertisements

One Response to ““In the Park” one of Hilton Als’ Best of 2014”

  1. Bravo, Edgar! Such a nuanced, beautiful performance. The heart wants what the heart wants…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: