THE OBJECT LESSON

Geoff Sobelle 

USA

[[Theatre / Interactive Art Installation///Theater / Interaktive Kunst Installation]]

[[Do you have what you need? Do you need what you have?
With boxes stacked to the ceiling, award-winning actor-illusionist-inventor Geoff Sobelle unpacks our relationship to everyday objects in this hilarious, heartbreaking solo performance/junk-pile-installation. Ordinary objects are imbued with deeper meaning, rooms are reconstructed, stories unfolded before being lost and forgotten.///Haben sie was sie brauchen? Brauchen sie was sie haben? Mit Kartons bis unter die Decke gestapelt, entlarvt der preisgekrönte Schauspieler/Illusionist/Erfinder Geoff Sobelle unsere Beziehung zu den Dingen des täglichen Lebens In dieser urkomischen, atemberaubenden Solo-Performance/Müllhaufen-Installation. Gewöhnliche Objekte werden mit einer tieferen Bedeutung versehen, Räume werden dekonstruiert, Geschichten erzählt, bevor sie verloren und vergessen sind.]]

[[Breaking, buying, finding, fixing, giving, losing, winning, trading, selling, stealing, storing, collecting, cluttering, clearing, packing up, passing on, buried under ... a world of things. A meditation on the stuff we cling to and the crap we leave behind.///Zerbrechen, Kaufen, Finden, Befestigen, Verschenken, Verlieren, Gewinnen, Handeln, Verkaufen, Stehlen, Lagern, Sammeln, durcheinander Bringen, Aufräumen, Verpacken, Weitergeben, Vergraben … eine Welt der Gegenständen. Eine Meditation über die Dinge an denen wir hängen und den Müll den wir hinter uns lassen.]]

[[Created & performed by Geoff Sobelle///von & mit Geoff Sobelle]]
[[Directed by David Neumann///Regie David Neumann]]

Go to the show. And I mean, right away, this minute, … you won't be prepared for how beautiful it is.
***** Time Out New York

...ruefully, comically sentimental piece that plucks a fleeting connective poetry in the seeming randomness of what we hoard.
The New York Times

breathtaking... The Object Lesson is one of a kind.
****The Times

A work of wonderful absurdism, technical genius and, ultimately,    breathtaking illusionism, … a brilliantly original, absolutely unmissable piece.
***** The List

Offbeat, often surreal and gently whimsical show … hugely enjoyable, highly intelligent.
**** The Guardian

Entirely unique... thrilling... joyous... one of the Fringe’s finest pieces.
edgephiladelphia.com

INFO

Show Duration 85 mins
Audience Suitability 12+
Stage/venue Size 150 sq metres (room/ warehouse/ hall)
Venue Capacity Up to 160 depending on size of room
Touring Party 6

BOOKING CONTACT
Wolfgang Hoffmann wolfgang@auroranova.org

AWARDS

Total Theatre Award (Physical/Visual) Edinburgh 2014

The Scotsman Fringe First Award Edinburgh 2014

Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh 2014

[[UPCOMING///DEMNÄCHST]]

To be announced

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Development for The Object Lesson was supported by The Map Fund, The Wyncote Foundation, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, an Independence Foundation Fellowship, the Philadelphia Live Arts Brewery (LAB) program and a commission from Lincoln Center Theater.  Further development was supported by residencies at The Orchard Project, the Space on Ryder Farm and at The Yard, a multi-disciplinary dance space in Martha’s Vineyard.  

Photo credits: Jeremy Abrahams, Jauhien Sasnou