WORLD PREMIEREChinese poet Xu Lizhi writes about his life making electronic parts on an assembly line in a factory in Shenzhen, China. Powerful, haunting and gut-wrenching, Xu's words give voice to millions of migrant workers around the globe whose existence is often forgotten. The world premiere of this song cycle by the composer of Mr. Shi and His Lover and Picnic in the Cemetery pays tribute to the life of Xu Lizhi and countless others whose unseen struggles provide the amenities of our digital lives.
“Everything about this show is thoughtful, measured, and well pitched. It celebrates and mourns Xu and destabilizes viewers in important and timely ways. You’ll not look at your cellphone the same way again.”
Post-Show Talkback: Sunday, May 19
Join us for a talkback after the matinee performance with creator Njo Kong Kie.
- Location: Berkeley Street Theatre - Upstairs
- Run Time: Approx. 60 minutes (no intermission)
- View the house program
Njo Kong Kie
SET AND LIGHTING DESIGNER馮國基
Fung Kwok Kee Gabriel
Ao Ieong Weng Fong
SOUND DESIGNER/ENGINEERRyan Mcnabb
VIDEO DESIGNER (TEXT)余志力
VOCAL COACHStacie Dunlop
Kevin Matthew Wong
PRODUCTION MANAGER/PROJECTION COORDINATOR/CO-PRODUCER鄺華歡
Erik Kuong Wa Fun
Pre-show chats are free with a ticket to that evening's performance
Thursday, April 13, 20177:15pm (Bluma Appel Theatre)
Professor Barry Freeman, Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, discusses Robert Lepage's Theatrical canon.