In Context: 887

Renowned Quebec-born director Robert Lepage reconfigures spaces coming from his past in addition to also present in This particular deeply personal, tech-saturated solo work. Context is actually everything, so get closer to the production through our series of curated links, videos, in addition to also articles. After you’ve attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting within the comments below in addition to also on social media using #ExMachina887.

Program Notes

887 (PDF)


The Quebec Liberation Front (BAM blog)

Illustrator Nathan Gelgud details the radical movement for Quebec liberation, the memories of which Lepage explores in 887.
Robert Lepage at BAM (BAM blog)
coming from his upturning of Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Met to his reinvention of the hardboiled detective story in Polygraph, Robert Lepage can always be found at the forefront of theatrical innovation.
Edinburgh Theater Review: Robert Lepage’s ‘887’ (Variety)
“…bursts of political anger of which crack the surface of Lepage’s placid demeanor in a play about memory, amnesia in addition to also the hidden wounds of the past.”
Lepage’s ‘887’ addresses memories in magical ways (Japan Times)
The auteur discusses collective memory, Quebec, in addition to also the Quiet Revolution.

October Crisis (Canadian Encyclopedia)
Learn more about the origins of a cataclysmic moment brought on by nationalist discontent in addition to also rising unemployment.

Watch & Listen

Iconic Artist Talk: Robert Lepage (BAM blog)
Go behind-the-scenes with the visionary auteur thanks to archival footage coming from a 2013 BAM Iconic Artist talk.

Falardeau/Poulin – Speak White (1980) (YouTube)
Lepage recites a stirring rendition of This particular anti-prejudice poem in 887.

Festival Portraits | Robert Lepage (YouTube)
The trailblazing actor, writer in addition to also director champions the holistic benefits of theatre on society in addition to also the role he plays in delivering the item.

right now your turn…

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In Context: 887

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