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Performance Space 122 presents

Edgar Oliver
East 10th Street; Portrait with Empty House

"... a judiciously austere production... sweet and sinister... (Oliver is) a living work of theater all by himself." - Ben Brantley, New York Times

" outlandish cast, worthy of Dostoyevsky... creepy and droll beyond words... a pitch-perfect delivery... profoundly affecting." - New York Press

As I was walking in front of this old, decayed townhouse, I happened to look up just in time to see a gnarled hand reach through the Venetian blinds and tape this beat-up old paper bag to the inside of the parlor floor window. On the paper bag was scrawled in pencil, in this kind of horror handwriting - Room For Rent. So I ran up the front steps, and I rang the doorbell. The room was very small. But it had a big, beautiful window looking out onto the trees of Tenth Street.

Direct from its sell-out Off-Broadway season, legendary New York theater-icon Edgar Oliver weaves a fantastical and hilarious voyage through the dark and strange rooms of his East Village tenement building; in-habited by a dwarf cabalist, possible Nazi, the landlord's former wet nurse, - and wherein lie the secrets of his family and the unbelievable odyssey that brought him there.

Presented in association with Brian Barnhart, Axis Theatre and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd

Presented as part of COIL 2010

60 minutes
Wed, Jan 6 9:30pm
Thu, Jan 7 9:30pm
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

Tickets $20, $15 (students/seniors), available:
or by phone 212.352.3101
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