Written & Performed by Edgar Oliver
Directed by Randy Sharp
"[Edgar Oliver is] a living work of theater all by himself."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
October 26 - November 19, 2016
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8PM
Tickets $35 Adults
$15 Artists/Under 30
Veterans & Active U.S. Service Members and Their Families, FREE
, the singular storyteller and beloved downtown NYC theater artist, returns to Axis Theatre to perform the world premiere of Attorney Street
, the final installment in a trilogy of solo shows, directed by Randy Sharp, charting Oliver's life in New York City. Following 2014's acclaimed In the Park
and, before it, 2009's breakthrough East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House
(Edinburgh Fringe First Award; NYT Critic's Pick), Attorney Street
follows Oliver as he is forced to leave his longtime home in one of the last East Village SROs, on East 10th Street, and finds his way to his current residence, on Attorney Street on the Lower East Side. Between the two was a circuitous path that held turns and encounters that changed Oliver's life, and opened doors he never thought existed.
Playwrights Welcome is a new program developed for Dramatists Guild of America Members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The goal is simple: to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers and lyricists. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry's writers, and by extension the vibrancy of the American theatre. We're also aware that attending theatre is an integral part to how writers learn their craft and grow as artists.
Axis Company is proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theater, please contact us at email@example.com or by calling (212) 807-9300 (leaving a message in the general mailbox). Note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket.
For more information on this national program, and to learn which theaters around the country are involved, please visit samuelfrench.com/playwrightswelcome.