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Lepage's 'Needles and Opium' in NAC season

OTTAWA - A new production of Robert Lepage's "Needles and Opium" and Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" are among the shows in the National Arts Centre's new English theatre season.

The Ottawa centre will co-present the Lepage show with Theatre francais du CNA and the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in spring 2015.

"The Importance of Being Earnest," directed by Ted Dykstra, will kick off in October.

The 2014-'15 season also includes a holiday production of "Alice Through the Looking-Glass" helmed by artistic director Jillian Keiley and produced in association with the Stratford Festival.

Other shows in the lineup include the touring "Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata" from Acting Up Stage and Factory Theatre.

Ensemble member Tawiah M'Carthy's one-man creation "Obaabarima," from Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, will also run, as will David Hare's Bush administration-focused "Stuff Happens."

The season is rounded out by "Take Me Back to Jefferson," based on William Faulkner's novel "As I Lay Dying"; "The Double," inspired by the Dostoevsky novella; "The Queen of Paradise's Garden," a Newfoundland fairy tale with puppets; and Tracey Power's "The Great Mountain."

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Online: http://nac-cna.ca/en/englishtheatre

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