Directed by Randy Sharp
April 26 - May 20, 2017
A Broadway hit in 1936 DEAD END was later made into a film starring Humphrey Bogart which included the first appearance of The Bowery Boys who went on to become the iconic "kid gang" of American movies. DEAD END takes place in a New York where tenement houses and luxury apartments stand side by side and extreme wealth and abject poverty intersect every day. Gangsters and bankers, prostitutes and lost children, failure and dreams of the future all live on this street. Axis Company illuminates these stark contrasts with an understanding of their mythology as well as their contemporary mirror in the city of today.
Written and Performed by Edgar Oliver | Directed by Randy Sharp
April 7 - May 16, 2017
Before Edgar moved to the Lower East Side in 1977 he began his travels from Savannah roaming across England and France with his sister Helen. They lived in Paris studying Baroque art and learning such amazing facts as: Alka-Seltzer may cure botulism and that the wine providing Angel of the Trash Can’s name was Poo-bella. After a mythic trek to Chartres across fields of wild flowers reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz, Edgar journeyed to London to study art at the Courtauld Institute. He lived in the White House Hotel and there encountered other revelations, amazing creatures and experiences that have shaped his life. LONDON PARIS is an intimate, fairy-tale conversation in a club setting which will illuminate the genesis of the man Edgar is today.