Erick Labbe


Robert Lepage: 887

Daily from April 4-7
8 p.m.
April 7
2 p.m.
Art, Museums, Performance Art, Theater

Robert Lepage’s leviathan set for the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle and his high-concept extravaganzas for Cirque du Soleil have garnered the French-Canadian director kudos—and some critical kvetching. In 887, co-presented by the Walker Art Center and the Guthrie Theater, memory lane becomes a cabinet of wonders, as Lepage presents a dreamlike remembrance of his boyhood home in Quebec City. Lepage, who wrote and directed this solo tour de force, relates a grid of interlocking tales around the things we can’t quite remember and the things we can’t forget. Employing a set composed of dollhouse-scale buildings and meticulously crafted miniatures, Lepage combines theatrical trompe l’oeil and high-tech scenic transformations to evoke the alchemy of personal and collective histories.