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Before Your Very Eyes

Martinson Hall

October 17 - November 29

Member tickets:
October 17 – 25:  $25
October 28 – November 29: $35
Non-Member tickets start at $45 + fees

Running Time: Approximately 1 hr & 10 mins, no intermission

Post-show talkbacks: Wednesday October 21 and Wednesday November 11

Free for all First Performance: Saturday, October 17

“INGENIOUS & DELIGHTFUL! INSPIRED in its telling use of contemporary technology… Throbs with a palpable human pulse and, implicitly, our awareness that all human pulses eventually stop.”
- The New York Times
–The Guardian
“STRIKING & CHARMING. Uses the alchemy of performance, technology, and shared theatrical time to bring closer things we normally can't see.”
– The Village Voice
– TheaterMania

UK and Berlin-based Gob Squad’s last show at The Public was an Under the Radar Festival sensation. This season, Gob Squad returns with the ambitious and poignant BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES, created over the course of the past two years with 9-14 year olds from around New York City. From behind the safety of one-way mirrors, the audience witnesses seven lives lived in fast forward, from age ten to eighty. As the children peer into the future and nostalgically back at their recent past, they prepare to leave childhood behind forever. A must-see experience from this internationally acclaimed theater collective. The Belgian version of BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES was produced by CAMPO (Belgium) and premiered in 2011.

Pictured: Before Your Very Eyes--Gob Squad & Campo (C) Phile Deprez

    Open Media
    Team A Prod Photos
    Team 1 Prod Photos

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American Premiere
Created by Gob Squad


Team A
Mikai AnthonyEloise CelineMargalit DuclayanJasper NewellMaeve PressMatthew QuirkAja Nicole Webber


Team 1
Charlotte BeedeRose Bell-McKinleyMeghan ChangKeanu JacobsSimone MindolovichElijah PluchinoMiles Sherr-Garcia


Performance Coach Bridget Kelso Anthony
Video System Design Gob Squad and Shawn Duan