Needles and Opium

 

 

Written and directed by Robert Lepage
Produced by Ex Machina

March 30–April 23
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

“A masterpiece”
Toronto Star

“Hypnotizing”
Boston Globe

“Super-visionary!”
The New York Times

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 to New York. Individually, the stories are thrilling and heartbreaking, but what elevates this production is the extraordinary storytelling.

Visionary Canadian director Robert Lepage mounts his set inside a vast suspended cube, with which he frames interlocking scenes from the different journeys. The result is not only a breathtaking dive into art and exile but also a spellbinding mix of stagecraft and visual storytelling.

Running time: TBD

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