How deep could the abyss of love be? The multi-media and theatrical masterpiece of magic, fascination and sadness.
In 1949, French writer and filmmaker Jean Cocteau presented his most recent feature film, L’Aigle à deux têtes, in New York. At the same time, Miles Davis was visiting Paris for the first time, bringing bebop with him. They became obsessed with love and drug after their journey. Forty years later, a lonely Québécois experienced emotional torments echoing both artists’ dependence on love and drug. Thru highly visual staging, which is as much magic as it is theatre, Robert Lepage revisits, 20 years after its first production, Needles and Opium. A new scenography, original images,and an acrobat onstage complement Cocteau’s words and Marc Labrèche’s sensitive and ingenious performance. The result is a production with mesmerizing effects, a journey into the night that puts us under a spell and leads us into the light.