Programme Details

Ex Machina
created and performed by Robert Lepage
887

An unforgettable tale about memory, identity and cultural history from world-famous theatre visionary, Robert Lepage. Starting from his boyhood in divided, 1960s Quebec, 887 ricochets across decades with cinematic flair and stunning images. At once a mesmerizing memoir and a fascinating, contemporary history lesson told through awesome stagecraft, 887 features Lepage himself onstage for the first time in Hong Kong.

 

INTRODUCTION

An evocative memory palace by one of today’s greatest theatre-makers 

"Touching, intimate, powerful" ★★★★★ The Guardian
“Moving, disarmingly funny and, yes, unforgettable” ★★★★½ The Sydney Morning Herald

Why do we remember our first phone number but the name of a loved one escapes us? What do we remember? How and why?

Taking its title from his childhood address at 887 Murray Avenue in a 1960s Quebec City riven with tensions between French and English speaking communities, Robert Lepage’s solo autofiction is an unforgettable, multi-layered tale about memory, identity and cultural history. A fabulous, rotating set becomes a miniature model of his apartment block and neighbourhood; this magical stagecraft is more than an amazing box of tricks.

A worldwide hit since its premiere, this beguiling memoir provokes a sense of awe. Personal and contemporary social history has never seemed so fascinating and alive. 

Previous Lepage productions (Bluebeard’s CastleErwartung) have brought some of the Festival’s most memorable theatre experiences of recent years. Now, one of today's greatest theatre-makers and intimate story-tellers himself appears on stage in Hong Kong for the first time.


Approx 2 hrs with no interval
Performed in English with Chinese surtitles 
This production contains smoking scenes, loud sound and strobe light effects

 

CAST & PRODUCTION

Written, designed, directed and performed by 
Robert Lepage

English translation 
Louisa Blair

Creative direction  
Steve Blanchet

Dramaturgy 
Peder Bjurman

Music and sound design
Jean-Sébastien Côté

Lighting design 
Laurent Routhier

Image design
Félix Fradet-Faguy

Associate Set Design
Sylvain Décarie

Associate Properties Design
Ariane Sauvé

Associate Costumes Design
Jeanne Lapierre

 

RELATED INFO

Official Website of Ex Machina

 

Photo credit

Jocelyn Michel / Consulat (leconsulat.ca)
Érick Labbé

  • FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

    DATE / TIME

    27 - 28 / 2 / 2019  20:00

     

    VENUE

    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA