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Toronto: Robert Lepage’s “887” returns to Canadian Stage by popular demand May 3-12
Monday, April 1, 2019
After wowing audiences around the world following its premiere at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, the must-see critically-acclaimed masterpiece 887, returns to Canadian Stage. Mesmerizing, spectacular and deeply moving, 887 is on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre, May 3-12, 2019.
Created and performed by internationally celebrated director, playwright, actor, designer and film director Robert Lepage, 887 is an evocative and unforgettable solo stage work that masterfully explores individual and collective memory, identity and the social and political moments in divided 1960s Quebec that shaped both our country and Lepage’s identity.
“887 remains one of the most unforgettable experiences that I’ve ever had at the theatre,” says Canadian Stage Artistic Director Brendan Healy. “Innovative and powerful, it is a masterwork that blends the personal with the political in surprising and meaningful ways. Audiences around the world have enjoyed this show and it is thrilling for Canadian Stage to be able to bring it back to Toronto once more.”
An extraordinary theatrical experience told with cinematic flair, in 887 Lepage plunges into the depths of his memory and questions the relevance of certain recollections.
Taking its title from his childhood address at 887 Murray Avenue, Lepage's commanding stage presence is amplified by the technical wizardry of a rotating set that becomes dollhouse-like miniatures of his apartment block and neighbourhood
887 is a quintessential look at a time in Canadian history by one of Canada’s greatest artists.
Written + Designed + Directed + Performed by Robert Lepage
An Ex Machina Production
Bluma Appel Theatre, May 3-12, 2019
887 is on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre, May 3-12, 2019. Performances run Tuesdays at 8 PM, Wednesdays at 1 and 8 PM, Thursdays at 8 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 2 and 8 PM, and Sunday sat 2 PM.
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Photo: Robert Lepage in 887. © 2017 Érick Labbé.