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see “East 10th Street” at PS122 (jan 6-17) – as part of the COIL festival. NOW! 8 shows left.

Posted in East 10th Street: Self Portrait With Empty House with tags , , on January 8, 2010 by oilcanpress

see “East 10th Street” at PS122 (jan 6-17) – as part of the COIL festival.  NOW!  8 shows left.

http://www.ps122.org/performances/edgar_oliver.html

Wed, Jan 6 9:30pm
Thu, Jan 7 9:30pm
SPECIAL MIDNIGHT SHOW: Sat, Jan 9
Sun, Jan 10 4:30pm
Mon, Jan 11 7pm
Tue, Jan 12 7pm
Thu, Jan 14 7:30pm
Fri, Jan 15 10pm
Sat, Jan 16 7:30pm
Sun, Jan 17 8:30pm

$20, $15 (students/seniors)

Edgar Oliver’s Easter Extravaganza, La MaMa, April 4, 1994. video by laki vazakas

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 25, 2009 by oilcanpress

Edgar Oliver’s Easter Extravaganza, La MaMa, April 4, 1994. video by laki vazakas

Press from Edinburgh

Posted in PRESS with tags , , , , , , on August 25, 2009 by underdog32

Edinburgh Festival Guide

Gaurdian

theater mania

Press

Posted in PRESS with tags , , on August 25, 2009 by underdog32

Press

edgar oliver play: ‘east 10th street: portrait with empty house’

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 2, 2008 by oilcanpress
portrait with empty house

edgar oliver play: 'east 10th street: portrait with empty house'

East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House
written and performed by Edgar Oliver
November 6 – 22, 2008
Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 pm
$15 Adults/$10 Students/Seniors
axiscompany.org

Axis Company presents EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE, a new play by and about Downtown performance icon Edgar Oliver and directed by Randy Sharp. This look at a life on the fringes of New York’s Lower East Side comes on the heels of what could be Oliver’s breakthrough role in the upcoming film from Napoleon Dynamite’s Jared Hess, Gentlemen Broncos (opposite Sam Rockwell), as well as a national advertising campaign for mobile phones in Ireland that has become a cult phenomenon.

In EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE, long-standing, downtown theatre icon Edgar Oliver takes the audience on a fantastic voyage through the strange rooms of the apartment house where he has lived since his first years in New York. Inhabiting the dark, mysterious halls of an East Village tenement building are a dwarf Cabalist, a possible Nazi, the landlord’s former wet nurse who apparently lives in a nest of rags, and many other memorable persons. Edgar leads the audience up to the final room, his own, at the top of the derelict stairs, wherein lie the secrets of his own family and the unbelievable odyssey that brought him there. This incredible cast of characters illuminate the sad, funny, brilliant and deeply personal story.

Georgia native Edgar Oliver started performing in New York at the Pyramid in the mid-1980’s alongside artists including Hapi Phace, Kenbra Pfahler, Samoa and playwright Kestutis Nakas. As a playwright, many of Oliver’s plays have been staged at La MaMa and other downtown NYC theatres, including The Seven Year Vacation, The Poetry Killer, Hands in Wartime, Motel Blue 19, and Mosquito Succulence. As a stage actor, he has performed in countless plays including Edward II with Cliplight Theater, Marc Palmieri’s Carl the Second, Lipsynka’s Dial M for Model, and numerous productions at Axis including A Glance at New York (Edinburgh Festival & NYC), Julius Caesar, USS Frankenstein, Hospital, and Seven in One Blow. Edgar is also one of the most beloved story tellers at The Moth. His film roles include That’s Beautiful Frank, Henry May Long (directed by Axis’ Randy Sharp) and Gentlemen Broncos. His published works include A Portrait of New York by a Wanderer There, Summer(published by oilcan press) and The Man Who Loved Plants (published by Panther Books).