HOME

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LemonMeter

Reviews: 2

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LemonMeter

Reviews: 0

A house party where the whole audience is invited. HOME is an enchanting visual and immersive spectacle that asks what it means to make a house a home. On an empty stage, a house rises before your eyes. Residents past, present and future rollick through its rooms in an impromptu dance that defies time and space, magically transforming our mundane everyday tasks into a glorious, intimate and profound celebration. There’s no show like HOME.

Reviews

The entire play is a visual treat for the senses, not only for what we see but also for what we hear thanks to composer Elvis Perkins who performs several emotionally eerie songs on autoharp and guitar throughout the show as residents, one after the other, wake up in bed, perform daily routines in the bathroom (including full nudity walks in and out of the shower), walk up and down the stairs between floors, sit and watch TV in the living room, gather around the table center stage, or prepare and enjoy meals (as well as company) in the kitchen. And since there is no dialogue, it is up to us to figure out what is being said, although you will soon realize it doesn't really matter as it is just being together for whatever purpose in a house that makes it a home.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


“Home,” Geoff Sobelle’s mercurial meditation on the physical spaces that contain our lives, is a magic poof of scenic theater. A silent movie conjured through the ingenuity of simple stagecraft, the show glides from domestic image to domestic image with the alacrity of a dream.

...It’s understandable to have some trepidation going to the theater right now. The first thing I did after entering the Broad Stage was wash my hands. But “Home” is a tonic for the mind, a lovely, lyrical distraction from the frightfulness of the news that had me looking at my surroundings more tenderly when I returned home.

sweet - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review


The entire play is a visual treat for the senses, not only for what we see but also for what we hear thanks to composer Elvis Perkins who performs several emotionally eerie songs on autoharp and guitar throughout the show as residents, one after the other, wake up in bed, perform daily routines in the bathroom (including full nudity walks in and out of the shower), walk up and down the stairs between floors, sit and watch TV in the living room, gather around the table center stage, or prepare and enjoy meals (as well as company) in the kitchen. And since there is no dialogue, it is up to us to figure out what is being said, although you will soon realize it doesn't really matter as it is just being together for whatever purpose in a house that makes it a home.

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


“Home,” Geoff Sobelle’s mercurial meditation on the physical spaces that contain our lives, is a magic poof of scenic theater. A silent movie conjured through the ingenuity of simple stagecraft, the show glides from domestic image to domestic image with the alacrity of a dream.

...It’s understandable to have some trepidation going to the theater right now. The first thing I did after entering the Broad Stage was wash my hands. But “Home” is a tonic for the mind, a lovely, lyrical distraction from the frightfulness of the news that had me looking at my surroundings more tenderly when I returned home.

sweet - Charles McNulty - LA Times - ...read full review