"The Object Lesson" Opens At Douglas Theatre
September 10, 2015
"The Object Lesson," created and performed by Geoff Sobelle and directed by David Neumann, opened Wednesday, September 9 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Performances continue through October 4.
Actor-illusionist-inventor Sobelle ("all wear bowlers" and "Elephant Room") returns to the Douglas and transforms the space into an epic storage facility of gargantuan proportion. Boxes are stacked to the ceiling and audiences are free to roam and poke through the clutter in this immersive theatrical installation that unpacks our relationship to everyday objects.
Designer Steven Dufala uses some 3000 boxes for the installation and for audience seating. Hilarious and heartbreaking, "The Object Lesson" is a meditation on the stuff we cling to and the stuff we leave behind.
"The Object Lesson" was presented in November 2014 at the Next Wave Festival at BAM, where Ben Brantley of The New York Times said, "It's a ruefully, comically sentimental piece that plucks a fleeting connective poetry in the seeming randomness of what we hoard."
In August 2014, "The Object Lesson" was presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it was the winner of the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award, a Scotsman Fringe First Award and a Total Theatre Award.
Tickets for "The Object Lesson" are available at http://www.CenterTheatreGroup.org, the CTG box office located at the Ahmanson Theatre, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office starting two hours before curtain or by calling (213) 628-2772.