Production

887

March 16 – 26, 2017


Premiere US Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin Canada
Description In this deeply personal one-man show, the apartment complex where Robert Lepage spent his youth—887 Murray Ave, Quebec City, Canada—comes to extraordinary life via the renowned director’s signature use of cutting-edge technology. Inspired by Lepage’s inability to memorize a poem for a special event, 887 soon opens out into a wide-ranging journey into the realm of memory. As Lepage revisits his childhood home and other brilliantly reconstructed spaces—from the front seat of his cabdriver father’s taxi to his own ultramodern present-day flat—the questions multiply: Why do we remember the phone number from our youth yet forget our current one? How does a childhood song withstand the test of time while the name of a loved one escapes us? And how is theater—an art based on the act of remembering—still relevant in this era of digital storage and mountains of data?
Identifier 2017s.00316
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
companyEx Machina
performerRobert Lepage
top billingRobert Lepage

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