In Needles and Opium, running at The Geary Theater through April 23, theater artist Robert Lepage weaves together the lives of Parisian filmmaker Jean Cocteau and jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. But he also populates the play with the spirits of Paris’s leading philosophers and artists.
|Simone de Beauvoir. Photo by Brassai, 1944. Courtesy Flickr.|
|Jean-Paul Sartre. Photographer unknown, 1965.|
Courtesy Dutch National Archives
|Juliette Gréco. Photo by Ron Kroon/Anefo, 1966.|
Courtesy Dutch National Archives.
Needles and Opium runs through April 23 at The Geary Theater. Click here to purchase tickets through our website. Want to learn more about Paris in 1949? Click here to purchase Words on Plays, A.C.T.'s in-depth performance guide series.
Jess Katz is the Artistic Fellow at A.C.T.