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Evgeni Onegin is a charismatic and bored bad boy who makes ruinous choices at every turn, leaving devastation in his wake. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s serial poem about unrequited love in 19th century Russia, this sweeping and romantic story for the ages gets a hip and acclaimed new theatrical treatment.
Book, Music and Lyrics by
Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille
It’s mid-rehearsal, and two actors playing Lauren and Larry deliver their lines. All is well until the real Larry wanders onstage. When the real Lauren – who, it seems, is also the playwright – leaps up from the audience, chaos ensues. Throw in some rogue spectators, a corrupt senator, lion dancers, ghostly ancestors, and a few firecrackers, and you have King of the Yees, an unapologetic and hilarious take on Chinese culture and tradition in North America.
Sherry J. Yoon
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
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.
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.
Adapted for the stage and directed by
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