Alternate Title Le Théâtre Repère: Polygraph
Premiere US Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin Canada
Description Robert Lepage’s BAM debut, Polygraph was billed as a “metaphysical detective story.” Directed, designed, and co-written by Lepage, Polygraph is an early instance of the inventive visual flair for which Lepage is now known. The live-action play deploys many techniques and tropes from film, such as dissolves, dream sequences, cutaways, slow motion, montage, and flashbacks.
A polygraph is supposed to detect the truth. But what is truth? -- In this detective thriller, Québec theater artist Robert Lepage asks: If there is no body can there have been a murder? Who is the murderer? Is there a murderer? Does he know he's a murderer?...A skeleton appears and disappears! A wall spurts blood! Polygraph is 100 minutes of jangled nerves, startling images and altered states.