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Helen & Edgar

A story of Savannah told by celebrated raconteur Edgar Oliver YORK THEATRE | 639 COMMERCIAL DR.

SEPT 29 – OCT 8, 2016

York Theatre

The creative team behind storytelling juggernaut The Moth join forces with acclaimed raconteur Edgar Oliver to present the mesmerizing, hilarious, and heartbreaking tale of Oliver and his sister Helen’s strange childhood in Savannah, and their mother’s struggle with madness.

THE DRAW: Lauded as “a living work of theater all by himself” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, Oliver is one of the English language’s greatest storytellers.

Edgar Oliver is the kind of legend that inspires people to move to New York” — The Village Voice

Edgar Oliver’s stories of Savannah family witchery and madness give a new meaning to Southern Gothic” — Neil Gaiman

Southern gothic redefined….Target audience: Fucked-up people looking for company—and artistic thrills. See you there” — Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight Fall Arts Preview

Written & performed by Edgar Oliver Director: Catherine Burns
Producer: George Dawes Green
Associate Producer:
Bonnie Blue Edwards
Paintings and Sketches: Louise Oliver Graphic Design: Omnivore
Slides & Projection: Aaron Howard Promotional Video: Matthew Perry

Featuring music by
Amerigo Mackeral & the Octave Doktors
www.helenandedgar.com

Showtimes:
Sep 29, 8PM: Opening Night
Sep 30, Oct 1, 5 – 8: 8PM
Oct 2: 2PM

Artist Talkback:
Oct 2: 2PM
Oct 5: 8PM

Running Time:
95 minutes, plus a 15 minute intermission

SPECIAL EVENT
The Flame: York Theatre Edition
Tuesday, Oct 4 at 7 PM

The Flame

Vancouver’s wildly popular True Storytelling series The Flame comes to the York theatre on Tuesday, October 4 for an unforgettable evening of daring, poignant, and hilarious true tales told live on stage. Inspired by storytelling juggernaut The Moth, The Flame is now in its 8th season and boasts over 600 stories told at its monthly event on Main Street at the Cottage Bistro. Join this brilliant roster of risky raconteurs as they boldly step in front of the microphone to share their most personal life experiences!

Featuring: Charlie Demers, Tara Jean Stevens, Ryan Biel, Dawn Milman, JJ Lee, Marylee Stephenson, Grant Lawrence and Stephanie Morin-Robert.
Guest Music Artists: Anton Lipovetsky & Molly MacKinnon.

If you like The Moth then you’ll love The Flame!

The Flame is one of the hottest tickets in the city” – The Vancouver Sun, Mark Leiren-Young

Real People. True Stories. Only At The Flame.
Presented in community partnership with The Cultch.

Tickets just $15! [Click to Buy]

“Like a Moth to a Flame” Package: One night of amazing storytelling not enough? Make it two! Buy tickets for The Flame, the Vancouver story-telling series inspired by The Moth, AND Helen & Edgar, a story of Savannah told by The Moth favourite Edgar Oliver, and receive up to 30% off!!

Experience two nights of honest, unadorned personal tales for up to 30% off when you buy tickets for The Flame AND Helen & Edgar. *Discount will automatically apply at the checkout page when tickets for both events are added.

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