Antoine Defoort & Halory Goerger

Germinal

Photo by Alain Rico

DATE HAS PASSED Merrill Wright Mainstage Theater

*PLEASE NOTE 5PM START TIME, SUN SEP 28.

How serious is the entirety of human civilization?

Four intrepid individuals begin with a blank stage and gleefully rebuild life as we know it. Their tools include mind melds, pickaxes, microphones, electric guitars, and four-part harmony.

Ingeniously remaking social codes, laws of physics, philosophy, music, and human communication, Germinal posits the theory that human civilization may be just one big theater trick.

This layered study in theater magic is one of the most talked-about shows on the international arts circuit. In French with English surtitles.

DEFOORT AND GOERGER hail from France. They are musicians, actors, philosophers, pranksters, artists, and inventors. They excel at mixing genres, upending social codes, and not taking themselves too seriously. Their super-clever mix of visual art, theater, music, and sociology marked them as rising stars at the 2013 Avignon Festival.

LILLE/GHENT | THEATER | VISUAL | WILDLY ENTERTAINING | MUSIC | HUMOR

Sep 30, 2014
I was surprised and fascinated by the unintended Buddhist undercurrents in Germinal. The actors blossom in their awareness of language, perception, and ego – and the role that thought plays in manifesting reality. As the actors divided their...

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Live music, theater magic, personal problems and Germinal.