Imagine, if you can, the least-watched video on YouTube. Perhaps an unsteady camera sits embedded in some random, geographically marginal living room, beaming a family’s cryptic shenanigans to an uninterested world. Is that a party going on? What could these people possibly have to celebrate? And does a karaoke machine really help? The reliably fun German-British theater group Gob Squad gets to the bottom of this social mystery in Western Society. Presented in association with the Public Theater and the NYU Skirball Center’s Visions + Voices Global Performance Series, Western Society premiered in Berlin last season and makes a rare New York offering from an international ensemble known for smarts, wit, and bling. Let them take you all the way into the last party you ever expected to attend.
Feb. 18-21, 7 p.m., 2015