Helen & Edgar

Theatre 80
80 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The creative team behind storytelling juggernaut The Moth will join with acclaimed raconteur Edgar Oliver this fall to present the world premiere of Helen & Edgar, Oliver's mesmerizing, hilarious and heart breaking tale of he and his sister Helen's strange childhood in Savannah, and their mother's struggle with madness. Lauded as "a living work of theater all by himself" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times. Oliver is a novelist, poet, and playwright, and an incandescent presence in the New York art scene, who has even gained a broad cult following from his regular appearances on the Discovery Channel series Oddities Helen & Edgar is an expanded version of a story Oliver has been weaving piece by piece since his debut at The Moth in 1998, where he instantly became an audience favorite. Shepherded to the Off-Off Broadway stage by George Dawes Green, founder of The Moth, and directed by Catherine Burns, The Moth's long-time artist director, Helen & Edgar pushes the boundaries of theater by experimenting with long-form storytelling.

Visit the Helen & Edgar website:

http://www.helenandedgar.com