Full Eight

Robert Lepage, 887

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For theatre omnivores! Experience all the exceptional stories this season with 5 plays in the theatre and 3 plays in the Studio.

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  1. Play

    Based on a true story that rocked the diplomatic world, this elegant musical drama chronicles the story of a respected diplomat and a Chinese opera star – lovers who find themselves caught in a web of deceit. When the opera star is revealed as a spy – and a man – the two must face the prospect of their mutual downfall.

    Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles.

    • Music by

      Njo Kong Kie

    • Text by

      Wong Teng Chi

    • Directed by

      Tam Chi Chun

  2. Play

    Celebrated theatre-maker Robert Lepage returns to the NAC with an autobiographical journey through his childhood in a Quebec just beginning to awaken to its own promise. Unable to memorize a poem he must recite, Lepage uses the “memory palace” technique, assigning stanzas to the familiar rooms of his childhood home. With stagecraft that will take your breath away, 887 recreates the world of a young boy growing up in 1960s Quebec.

    • Ex Machina / Robert Lepage

    • Written, designed, directed and performed by

      Robert Lepage

    • English Translation

      Louisa Blair

  3. One afternoon, seven countries, nine stories. Directed by Siminovitch Prize laureate Kim Collier, carried away on the crest of a wave was the 2015 winner of the Governor General’s Award for Drama. David Yee’s stunning play explores the far-reaching impact of the massive 2004 tsunami, in which millions of lives were changed forever in a fury of water and debris, but kept afloat by the serendipity and hope that connects us all.

    • By

      David Yee

    • Directed by

      Kim Collier

    • Costume Designer

      Camellia Koo

  4. After the police shooting of Sammy the DJ, a close-knit music crew struggles to come to terms with the tragedy – personally and professionally. Does the show go on or do they seek revenge? Sal Capone’s seismic hip-hop beats and powerhouse performances use grace and wit to raise a mighty fist to prejudice, homophobia and injustice.

    • By

      Omari Newton

    • Directed by

      Diane Roberts

  5. Based on the novel by Ottawa’s beloved Brian Doyle, Up to Low is the magical and mystical tale of a young boy’s journey to manhood. Twelve-year-old Tommy is on the road with his father and boozy Uncle Frank, heading back to the cabin they haven’t visited since Tommy’s mother died. Filled with deserted farms, smoky taverns and midnight rows upriver, Up to Low captures 1950s Ottawa Valley in a way that is both familiar and brand new.

    • By

      Brian Doyle

    • Adapted for the stage and directed by

      Janet Irwin

    • Featuring

      Pierre Brault, Megan Carty, Attila...