Geoff Sobelle is indeed a unique individual. He wrote and stars in his one man show, The Object Lesson. It is not so much a show as it is performance art. There is only a vague reference to what I understand is the message behind the play - memories, keeping things, packing them up and where they end up. The entire evening seems to be a metaphor for the concept. The only thing is - nobody bothered to tell us. The audience is in the dark watching Sobelle ramble on about France and a traffic light, make salad for an audience member with ice skates, and have a conversation with himself (this was clever) and have a non-verbal performance pulling endless items out of a bottomless box.
If that were not bad enough, we all sat on wooden/cardboard boxes for 100 minutes of this torture. Enough is enough NYTW. Did you forget how to put on a normal play where the actor is on stage and the audience is in a comfortable seat? I get it - you're Avant-Garde. Well if you continue down this path you will be nothing more than a traveling circus. Maybe that's a good idea since Ringling Brothers is no longer in business.