Kudos for Helen & Edgar

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Oct. 24, 2012

PKPR was thrilled to handle publicity for the world premiere of Helen & Edgar. Brought to the stage by he creative team behind longtime PKPR client The Moth, Helen & Edgar is Edward Oliver’s mesmerizing, hilarious and heartbreaking tale of he and his sister Helen’s strange childhood in Savannah, and their mother’s struggle with madness.

Here a just a few of the raves of the limited-run production:

“Utterly absorbing and unexpectedly moving” - Ben Brantley in the New York Times

“Oliver, with nothing but his alien timbre and a few perfectly chosen gestures, captivates and mesmerizes as we laugh and gasp at the agonizing, exhilarating upbringing that shaped his one-of-a-kind voice, hewed it out of insanity, chaos, and, most troublingly of all, love.” - Scott Brown in New York Magazine

“Oliver takes listeners on a raw, riveting and — despite its eccentricity — highly relatable journey.” - T. Michelle Murphy in Metro

“Edgar Oliver weaves together a patchwork of incidents from his rather gothic upbringing in Savannah, Ga. It was far from an idyllic childhood, but Oliver exhibits no rancor. Rather, the performer, in his exceptionally distinctive manner, seems to joyfully relish the telling of it—and the pleasure is infectious.” - Ron Cohen in Backstage

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