Genre: Drama
Underground Icon Examines Life on the Fringe

Axis Company will present EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE, a new play by and about Downtown performance icon Edgar Oliver. 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. Directed by Randy Sharp, performances begin previews November 6 with opening night slated for Novembr 8.

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.

Preview:   11/06/08
Open:   11/08/08
Close:   11/22/08

Thursday - Saturday at 8pm
Theater:   Axis Theatre
Address:   1 Sheridan Square
New York, NY 10014
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Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 212-352-3101
Presented by: Axis Company         Official Web Site: www.axiscompany.org