Robert Lepage: Playing Cards 1: Spades
Directed by Robert Lepage
Written by Sylvio Arriola, Carole Faisant, Nuria Garcia, Tony Guilfoyle, Martin Haberstroh, Robert Lepage, Sophie Martin, and Roberto Mori
Robert Lepage’s latest project, Playing Cards, uses a deck of cards as its framework. SPADES, the first of four parts named for the various suits, explores the theme of war and juxtaposes two desert cities Las Vegas and Baghdad, at the onset of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The gambling Mecca, fiercely representative of the Western World’s values and extremes, brings together a cross-cultural assortment of characters whose affinities are as varied as their origins.
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