Gob Squad's Before Your Very Eyes Opens at the Public Theater
The production explores the phenomenon of aging and stars a cast of 8- to 14-year-olds.
The United Kingdom- and Berlin-based theater troupe Gob Squad has returned to New York City with a brand-new show called Before Your Very Eyes, which celebrated its opening night on October 25.
The work follows seven lives lived in fast-forward, from angst-ridden teens to hunched geriatrics. An exploration of aging, the work was created over the course of the past two years in collaboration with 8- to 14-year-olds from around New York City. It was first presented by CAMPO in Belgium in 2012.
Running at the Public Theater through November 29, the complete cast includes Mikai Anthony, Charlotte Beede, Rose Bell-McKinley, Eloise Celine, Meghan Chang, Margalit Duclayan, Keanu Jacobs, Simone Mindolovich, Jasper Newell, Elijah Pluchino, Maeve Press, Matthew Quirk, Miles Sherr-Garcia, and Aja Nicole Webber.