The limited engagement will play Sept. 6-14 with an official opening scheduled for Sept. 7.
Described in press materials as an epic, nine-hour performance that spans 70 years and explores the voice as a compelling metaphor for human expression and interaction, the action journeys from war-torn Vienna and pre-revolutionary Nicaragua to contemporary London, encountering people who have lost the power of speech and those for whom it is their only lifeline.
Performed in French, German, Spanish and English — with English surtitles — Lipsynch is presented in three parts, with full trilogies being given on Sept. 6-7, 13-14, and single parts each on Sept 9-11.
It is produced by Lepage's Ex Machina (the company that Lepage founded in 1994) and Theatre sans Frontieres, and co-produced by the Barbican, Cabildo Insular de Tenerife and Festival TransAmeriques, Montreal, in association with Cultural Industry and Northern Stage, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Lepage's work has previously been seen at the Barbican as part of BITE03 with The Far Side of the Moon, BITE05 with The Dragons' Trilogy and BITE06 with The Anderson Project. His work has also been presented at the National and Almeida theatres. From July 7-18, his production of Stravinsky's The Rake's Project, which premiered at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels in April 2007, will be presented at the Royal Opera House. For tickets contact the box office at 0845 120 7550 or visit www.barbican.org.uk/bite.