dates & times

dates & times dates & times
[x] Close

Robert Lepage in 887.

Érick Labbé

NAC Presentation

  • Ex Machina / Robert Lepage
  • Written, designed, directed and performed by Robert Lepage

Presented in English only

An Ex Machina production

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. But re-opening the doors to each room reveals more inside than just the poem he put there. With stagecraft that will take your breath away, 887 recreates the world of a young boy growing up in 1960s Quebec.

English Translation Louisa Blair
Creative Direction and Design Steve Blanchet
Dramaturg Peder Bjurman
Assistant Director Adèle Saint-Amand
Composer and Sound Designer Jean-Sébastien Côté
Lighting Designer Laurent Routhier
Image Designer Félix Fradet-Faguy
Associate Set Designer Sylvain Décarie
Associate Properties Designer Ariane Sauvé
Associate Costumes Designer Jeanne Lapierre

Commissioned by the Arts and Culture Program of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. In co-production with le lieu unique, Nantes, La Comète - Scène nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne, Edinburgh International Festival, Århus Festuge, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, Festival d'Automne à Paris, Romaeuropa Festival 2015, Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy, Ysarca Art Promotions - Pilar de Yzaguirre, Célestins, Théâtre de Lyon, SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs, on the occasion of Simon Fraser University's 50th Anniversary, Vancouver, Le Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts d’Ottawa, Le Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montréal, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Canadian Stage

"Amazing, resonant storytelling, beguiling us at every turn... demands to be seen"
The Globe and Mail
I consider myself lucky to be born at a time that I get to experience Robert Lepage’s work live on stage. Unquestionably, 887 joins the league of his best. Fifty years from now, if I last that long, I’ll be able to impress young theatre lovers when I say “I saw Robert Lepage live. And more than once!” 
Jillian Keiley, Artistic director, NAC English Theatre


  • 887 Official trailer

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

8 Jan

9 Jan

10 Jan

  • 7:30 PM Preview

11 Jan

  • 7:30 PM Preview

12 Jan

  • 7:30 PM Opening Night

13 Jan

  • 2:00 PM Matinee

14 Jan

  • 2:00 PM Matinee

15 Jan

16 Jan

  • 7:30 PM

17 Jan

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

18 Jan

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

19 Jan

  • 7:30 PM

20 Jan

  • 7:30 PM

21 Jan

22 Jan

23 Jan

  • 7:30 PM

24 Jan

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

25 Jan

  • 7:30 PM Talkback

26 Jan

  • 7:30 PM

27 Jan

  • 2:00 PM Matinee

28 Jan