Robert Lepage in 887. © Érick Labbé
"Amazing, resonant storytelling, beguiling us at every turn... demands to be seen" The Globe and Mail
  • Featuring Ex Machina / Robert Lepage
  • Written, designed, directed and performed by Robert Lepage

NAC Presentation

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.
 


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

video: 887 Official trailer
887 Official trailer
Robert Lepage in 887. © Érick Labbé
Robert Lepage in 887. © Érick Labbé
Robert Lepage in 887. © Érick Labbé
Robert Lepage in 887. © Érick Labbé
Robert Lepage in 887. © Érick Labbé
Robert Lepage in 887. © Érick Labbé

Artists

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