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UNTIL MAY 26

WORLD PREMIERE

Chinese 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.
 

“Everything about this show is thoughtful, measured, and well pitched. It celebrates and mourns Xu and destabilizes viewers in important and timely ways. You’ll not look at your cellphone the same way again.”

TORONTO STAR

Post-Show Talkback: Sunday, May 19
Join us for a talkback after the matinee performance with creator Njo Kong Kie.

Info

  • Location: Berkeley Street Theatre - Upstairs
  • Run Time: Approx. 60 minutes (no intermission)
  • View the house program

Behind-the-Scenes

POET
許立志
Xu Lizhi
 
COMPOSER/DIRECTOR/PERFORMER/CO-PRODUCER
楊光奇
Njo Kong Kie
 
SET AND LIGHTING DESIGNER
馮國基
Fung Kwok Kee Gabriel
 
PHOTOGRAPHER/FILMMAKER
歐陽永鋒
Ao Ieong Weng Fong
 
SOUND DESIGNER/ENGINEER
Ryan Mcnabb
 
VIDEO DESIGNER (TEXT)
余志力
Nicholas Yee
 
VOCAL COACH
Stacie Dunlop
DRAMA COACH/TRANSLATOR
關顯揚
Derek Kwan
 
MOVEMENT COACH
楊漢源
William Yong
 
COMMUNITY OUTREACH
梁超明
Titus Leung
 
STAGE MANAGER
周芷会
Echo Zhou
 
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
黃嘉穎
Kevin Matthew Wong
 
PRODUCTION MANAGER/PROJECTION COORDINATOR/CO-PRODUCER
鄺華歡
Erik Kuong Wa Fun
 
PHOTOS
Dahlia Katz

Photos

Trailer

Pre-show Chats

Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance
 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

7:15pm (Bluma Appel Theatre)
Professor Barry Freeman, Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, discusses Robert Lepage's Theatrical canon.
A MUSIC PICNIC & POINT VIEW ART PRODUCTION PRESENTED BY CANADIAN STAGE
BERKELEY STREET COMPANY-IN-RESIDENCE
BERKELEY STREET COMPANIES-IN-RESIDENCE SPONSOR

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