Past Event

Sep 27—Oct 01, 2017

HOME

Geoff Sobelle / NYC

“Sobelle’s work is astonishing.”

— SF Gate

A magical house party of the greatest proportion.

On an empty stage, a house is conjured from thin air. Residents move in, move out, clean up, burn down, sweep under, paint over, fence off and move on — and all the while, they live among the traces of residents present, past and future. Geoff Sobelle’s HOME is a house party of the greatest proportion, telling the story of a house, and showing what it means to create home.

A magical, large-scale spectacle built from the ground up, HOME combines illusion, live music, home-spun engineering and an inventive use of audience interaction to compose an experience that asks, where is home? If it is not a place, what is home? HOME explores — and explodes — the relationship between “house” and “home,” and it invites audiences to think twice about the physical and emotional bonds that connect us.

Info

Venue

Emerson Paramount Center Robert J. Orchard Stage
559 Washington St Boston, MA 02111



Dates

Sep 27, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017


Details

1 hour 45 minutes

Tickets from $20

12+

Parental Advisory: One scene in this production contains some nudity of a non-sexual nature.

Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to this production, including babes in arms.

Access

American Sign Language Performance
Sat, Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm



Artists

Company


Geoff Sobelle is a theatre artist dedicated to the “sublime ridiculous.” He creates original actor-driven, design-focused performance works that point out the absurdities of living in our present moment. Using illusion, movement and out-dated mechanics, he creates surreal, poetic pieces that look for humanity where you least expect it and find grace where no one is looking.

Playwright:

Geoff Sobelle


Director:

Lee Sunday Evans


Choreographer:

David Neumann


Original Music:

Elvis Perkins


Dramaturg:

Stefanie Sobelle


Production Manager:

Lisa McGinn


Scene Designer:

Steven Dufala


Costume Designer:

Karen Young


Lighting Designer:

Christopher Kuhl


Sound Designer:

Brandon Wolcott


Illusion Consultant:

Steve Cuiffo


Creative Producer:

Jecca Barry


Producer:

Beth Morrison Projects


Cast:

Geoff Sobelle, Sophie Bortolussi, Jennifer Kidwell, Justin Rose, Ching Valdez, and Josh Crouch


Buzz

“Ingenious

HOME captures the drama of everyday life.

The entire human adventure plays out onstage.

An invitation to this HOME is very much worth saying yes to.”

The Boston Globe

“‘Home’ captivates with movement and emotion

Bristles with energy and inventiveness and quite a bit of heart.

It’s about finding a safe space, under the covers of your own bed, or in the arms of our friends and family.

This is experimental theater that can be enjoyed by anybody. It’s full of humanity and engages an audience in a way that no movie or traditional play ever can. In the end, ‘Home’ throws open its doors and welcomes you to the party. Don’t refuse this invitation.”

Boston Theater Examiner

“Ingeniously blurs the differentiation between theatrical forms, ultimately defying conventional categorization.

Exquisite harmony conducted by Choreographer David Neumann.

A visually overwhelming display of comic precision…culminating in a virtuosic Pandora’s Box of pure magic.

spectacularly functional Scenic Design

A technical marvel from start to finish

It’s difficult to convey how incredibly moving it can be to watch the recreated memories of what a house can contain, from birthdays to weddings to wakes

Wise and witty, hearty and hilarious, lively and life-affirming.”

South Shore Critic

“Impeccably crafted from start to finish… most certainly holds the mirror up to nature, and the reflection is a beautiful tapestry.

Edge Media Network

“Like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

A symphony of movement in the comfort of a kind of ‘every-home’.”

The Theater Mirror

“I enjoyed Geoff Sobelle’s HOME as much as I’ve ever enjoyed a piece of theater while simultaneously thinking, ‘Damn, I do a lot of laundry.’

A “remarkable, large-scale theatrical mosaic

Construction continues…all without realizing quite how and when everything got there.

The stage becomes a living storybook of wacky, homey, intricate seek-and-find pictures created for sheer visual delight.”

Broad Street Review

“Actor, creator, magician and illusionist, Geoff Sobelle performs miracles

Go experience it

Sobelle is an artistic genius”

Phindie

“A surrealistic delight.

Expect continual surprise

Catch it before the rest of the world sees it.”

DC Metro Theatre Arts

“Featuring clever illusions, an ever-evolving house-under-construction set (Steven Dufala), Elvis Perkins’ dream-like troubadour tunes, and a talented cast who wrest powerful emotions out of everyday scenes, Sobelle’s world premiere is a gem in this year’s Fringe Festival.”

Thinking Dance

“Welcome to the magical world of Geoff Sobelle

The house in HOME is truly gorgeous.”

The Inquirer