"The most intimate show of [Lepage's] career, achieving both a cerebral and an emotional power."

The Telegraph, London

Ex Machina
Written, designed, directed, and performed by Robert Lepage

Revered for his expansive theatrical imagination, Canadian director, actor, and playwright Robert Lepage focuses his latest work down to the most intimate scale—a one-man show steeped in his own childhood memories. In this "touching, intimate, powerful" (The Guardian, London) performance, Lepage's commanding presence is amplified by the technical wizardry of his production company, Ex Machina. The production employs everything from archival film footage to shadow puppetry to dollhouse-like miniatures of entire city blocks—creating an elaborately shifting psychological landscape that connects personal history to broader questions of collective memory.

Performed in English and French with English supertitles.

Approximate run time: 2 hours without intermission

This event is part of the 2017/18 Berkeley RADICAL programming initiative, Vaulting Walls. Learn more and watch videos >


Public Events

Post-performance "Catharsis Café"
Fri, May 4, 2018
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine

Please note that the post-performance "Catharsis Cafe" previously scheduled for Saturday is now cancelled.

Join fellow audience members for a post-performance discussion and reception.

Free to ticket holders.

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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]