Written and Directed by Robert Lepage
Presented by Ex Machina
Olivier Normand, Wellesley Robertson III
English Translator: Jenny Montgomery
Scenic Designer: Carl Fillion
Props Designer: Claudia Gendreau
Music and Sound Designer: Jean-Sébastien Côté
Lighting Designer: Bruno Matte
Costume Designer: François St-Aubin
Images Designer: Lionel Arnould
Assistant Director: Normand Bissonnette
First Performance March 30, 2017
Opening April 5, 2017
Final Performance April 23, 2017
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From visionary director Robert Lepage comes this hyper-theatrical work that fuses his signature stagecraft and refined visual storytelling into a single unforgettable experience.
Jazz legend Miles Davis travels to Europe in 1949 to discover the pleasures of Paris, unlock his creativity, and find his heroine in Juliette Gréco. At the same time, French filmmaker Jean Cocteau embarks on his own opium-fueled journey of discovery to New York.
Staged inside a vast cube suspended over the Geary Theater stage, Lepage frames interlocking scenes of two very different journeys into one, revealing insights into the artistic minds of two masters that are both thrilling and heartbreaking.
Reviews will be posted after Needles and Opium opens on April 5, 2017