By Geoff Sobelle

31 May — 8 June 2024

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

Presented by RISING

An illusionist’s dinner party that’s an absurd meditation on human consumption.


About the show

The table is set for FOOD—an absurdist dinner party that dines out on the ways and whys of eating.

Gather ‘round the stage-sized table and steal a glance at your fellow guests. Your host is the poetic illusionist and master clown from New York, Geoff Sobelle, and he’s about to swing you on the food chain. At first, Sobelle plays the fine-dining waiter. Then he’s off! Tracing the history of food—way, way back into distant fields of buffalo and grain.

It’s slapstick and sensory time travel with a surreal sizzle. It’s a lot of fun, but make sure you eat before you come. Because, at FOOD you’ll get your fill of biting satire of human greed, just not carbohydrates.

Presented by RISING


FOOD is commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Arizona State University — Gammage, FringeArts Philadelphia, Allen & Meghan Thorpe, and Garth Patil. Additional support provided by the Wyncote Foundation. Developmental support provided by Mercury Store.



  • Wheelchair Accessible

  • Hearing Assistance

The Lawler

140 Southbank Boulevard

Southbank, Victoria 3006