Twenty years after its first production, Canadian visionary Robert Lepage revisits his breakout show, Needles and Opium. This recreation features the English-language premiere with Canadian Stage. The show is on from November 22 to December 1 at the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E). Starring Marc Labrèche reprising his leading role, with Wellesley Robertson III joining him on stage bringing a second character to life, the production features new scenography with original images combined through highly visual staging that is as much magic as it is theatre.
Presented as a hypnotic series of vignettes, this fascinating, introspective show explores the complex relationships between displacement, drug addiction and the creative drive, as revealed through the lives of Parisian poet/filmmaker Jean Cocteau on his way to New York, and American jazz legend Miles Davis during his stay in Paris in 1949. The most startling technical wizardry at the service of a true emotional journey.
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