WORLD PREMIEREChinese poet Xu Lizhi writes about his life making electronic parts on an assembly line in a factory in Shenzhen, China. Powerful, haunting and gut-wrenching, Xu's words give voice to millions of migrant workers around the globe whose existence is often forgotten. The world premiere of this song cycle by the composer of Mr. Shi and His Lover and Picnic in the Cemetery pays tribute to the life of Xu Lizhi and countless others whose unseen struggles provide the amenities of our digital lives.
"An engaging, provocative evening for mind and ear"
– NOW MAGAZINE (ON MR. SHI AND HIS LOVER)
- Location: Berkeley Street Theatre - Upstairs
- MUSIC + THEATRE
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.