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The Blue Dragon

New York premiere
Sep 18—Sep 21, 2013
RUN TIME: 1hr 50min
LANGUAGE: In English, French, and Mandarin with English titles
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  Starts at $17.50
SINGLE TICKETS:  Starts at $25
September 2013
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Wednesday September 18, 2013
Performances no longer available.

Ex Machina
By Marie Michaud and Robert Lepage
Directed by Robert Lepage

“…[Robert] Lepage springs yet another breathtaking surprise, leaving no doubt that you are watching the work of a master.”
—The Telegraph (UK)

Robert Lepage—a master craftsman of breathtaking cinematic theater—returns to BAM with a visually stunning tale of love and disenchantment in modern-day Shanghai. A follow-up to his 1985 epic The Dragons’ Trilogy, The Blue Dragon revisits Pierre (played by Lepage), an expat art curator and former painter navigating a love triangle and a midlife crisis. A tiered set, inspired by the vivid colors and composition of graphic novels, shifts ingeniously from dank apartment to karaoke bar to billboard-strewn cityscape, as a bittersweet vision of a country seduced by modernity unfolds.

Associate director Félix Dagenais
English translation by Michael Mackenzie
Set design by Michel Gauthier
Properties design by Jeanne Lapierre
Sound design by Jean-Sébastien Côté
Lighting design by Louis-Xavier Gagnon-Lebrun
Costume design by François St-Aubin
Projection design by David Leclerc
Choreography by Tai Wei Foo

In co-production with:
La Comète (scène Nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne)
La Filature, Scène Nationale de Mulhouse
MC2: Maison de la Culture de Grenoble
Le Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, Montréal
Festival Internacional de las Artes de Castilla y León, Salamanca 2008
Théâtre du Trident, Québec
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
Canada's National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Cal Performances, University of California, Berkeley
Barbican bite 10, London
BITEF Belgrade International Theater Festival
Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre
TNT - Théâtre national de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées
Ulster Bank Dublin Festival
Festival de Otoño de la Comunidad de Madrid
Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
Melbourne International Arts Festival
Mirvish Productions, Toronto
Napoli Teatro Festival Italia
Ex Machina is funded by Quebec's Arts and Literature Council, the Canada Council for the Arts and the City of Quebec.

Read the BAM program notes for The Blue Dragon
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