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887

From 18 member  reviews
Members say: Great staging, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Thought-provoking

About the show

BAM presents Ex Machina's high-tech solo show created by and starring renowned director Robert Lepage about his childhood at 887 Murray Avenue, Quebec City, Canada. More…

Populated with miniature neighbors, family members, and the many stories embedded in rooms, walls, and windows, '887' constructs an evocative memory palace. As Lepage revisits his childhood home and other brilliantly reconfigured spaces from his past and present—among them his current Quebec City flat and the front seat of his father’s taxi—he unearths a life’s worth of memories, sifting through the things we can’t seem to recall and those we are unable to forget.


Member Reviews (18)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great staging, Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Thought-provoking

69
Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Relevant, Repetitive

See it if You want to learn about late 20th Century French Canadian social issues.

Don't see it if Like me, you don't like one person shows that cannot transcend the inherent limitations of the form.


March 17th, 2017
“A shabby apartment building becomes a cabinet of wonders in Ex Machina’s glittering ‘887’…The show’s beginning is seductive, brazen…The play has its excessively tangential moments and some indulgent ones, too…Its best moments share a childlike simplicity…There are many technological marvels but ...
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March 17th, 2017
“In the heart-stoppingly gorgeous ‘887,’ the auteur is deft and perfect again, meshing reminiscence and images together with a watchmaker's care…The gentle memory show combusts into a political cri de coeur. Details from earlier in the play explode like timed charges…You leave, at least partially...
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March 22nd, 2017
“An intensely personal revisiting of his childhood in Quebec...If '887’ is essentially the story of a memory exercise, it is all the more authentic as the presentation of life as it is lived, without much time to connect the dots. What makes the show memorable is its artistry. ‘887’ is theater on...
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August 14th, 2015
for a previous production "There’s a theme bubbling beneath the surface about class and opportunity, and the suggestion that the great movements of history were determined by injustice and inequality. Lepage continues to develop his work beyond opening night and he may yet find more mileage in the story of his grandmother...
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