BACK IN TORONTO BY POPULAR DEMANDFollowing the success of 2013's Needles & Opium, Canadian Stage brings international stage sensation Robert Lepage back to Toronto with 887: an intimate solo spectacle that mesmerized audiences at Panamania 2015. Beginning with his childhood growing up in 1960s Quebec City, Lepage plunges us into the depths of his past, distilling his most intimate of recollections into a multi-layered story that reveals the historical and social reality that shaped his identity. A magical foray into the world of memory by a storyteller at the top of his game.
★★★★★ (out of 5) "Touching, intimate, powerful"
– THE GUARDIAN
★★★★ (out of 4) "Demands to be seen"
- THE GLOBE AND MAIL
"Glittering... Wondrous... Raw emotional force"
- THE NEW YORK TIMES (CRITIC'S PICK)
WRITTEN, DESIGNED, DIRECTED & PERFORMED BYRobert Lepage
ENGLISH TRANSLATIONLouisa Blair
CREATIVE DIRECTOR & IDEATIONSteve Blanchet
ASSISTANT DIRECTORAdèle Saint-Amand
COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNERJean-Sébastien Côté
LIGHTING DESIGNERLaurent Routhier
IMAGE DESIGNERFélix Fradet-Faguy
PHOTO CREDITÉrick Labbé
An Ex Machina production
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
Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance
Thursday, April 13, 20177:15pm (Bluma Appel Theatre)
Professor Barry Freeman, Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, discusses Robert Lepage's Theatrical canon.