À l'affiche cette saison, 2012-2013
(pour les autres saisons, voir les Archives - les détails de la saison peuvent changer sans préavis)
The Saturday Morning Children’s Series
On select Saturday mornings throughout the season, young children and their families enjoy affordable and engaging live performances by some of Montreal’s best talent for kids.
Tickets available by calling 514-288-3161 Ticket Prices: Adults: $8.00 Children: $6.00 Limited Seating Available
Du 2 au 28 octobre 2012
August, An Afternoon in the Country
Quebec English-Language Premiere
By Jean Marc Dalpé
Translated by Maureen Labonté
Directed by Harry Standjofski
Starring Chip Chuipka, Clare Coulter, Graham Cuthbertson, Pier Kohl, Pauline Little, Danette MacKay, Eleanor Noble, Arielle Palik
On a lazy August afternoon in the middle of a heat wave, Monique and her fiancé show up at the family farm to celebrate their engagement with a bottle of champagne. Her relatives, four generations of women, are preparing a special dinner in their honour. At first, pleasantries are shared on the family verandah, but as the afternoon progresses, cracks behind the easy-going facade begin to surface, revealing painful truths and admissions that provoke a startling end to the reunion.
A three-time recipient of the Governor General's Literary Award, playwright Jean Marc Dalpé is one of the most celebrated figures in French Canadian literature.
Set & Costume Design James Lavoie
Lighting Design Martin Sirois
Stage Manager Merissa Tordjman and Kira Maros
Du 11 au 20 octobre 2012
Brave New Looks
Directed by Andreas Apergis
New Translation by Andreas Apergis & Joseph Shragge
Original Music by Brian Lipson
Musical Direction by David Oppenheim
First performed in 405 BC, The Bacchae is Euripides’ last play and greatest accomplishment. Scapegoat Carnivale’s adaptation/translation of the classic Greek tragedy is set during the Second Great Awakening, an ecstatic religious revival that took place in a field in Cane Ridge, Kentucky in 1801. For six days, awe-struck locals witnessed over twenty-five thousand converts falling over, barking, singing, and making love. The revival’s legacy was the formation of many North American Christian denominations (Mormons, Baptists, Shakers, and Pentecostals) prevalent in Canada and the US. Translated from the Greek by Andreas Apergis and Joseph Shragge, who also translated Medea.
Du 6 novembre au 7 décembre 2012
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Roy Surette
Starring Sandy Ferguson, Kyle Gatehouse, Paul Hopkins, Catherine Lemieux, Kim Nelson, Johanna Nutter
Set in Boston's tough, working class, Irish neighbourhood known as ‘Southie’, Good People is the powerful and ferociously funny story of a single mom who loses her job at a dollar store. Desperate to provide for her disabled adult daughter and avoid eviction, she tracks down an old flame and begs him for work. He is a successful doctor who has escaped his Southie past and lives in wealthy Chestnut Hill. Their opposing worlds collide, revealing what it means to be destitute in a culture that pursues the American dream and believes opportunity comes to those who work hard enough.
Set & Costume Design John C. Dinning
Lighting Design Spike Lyne
Du 6 au 15 décembre 2012
Sixth edition of the Urban Tales series, created in collaboration with Theatre Urbi et Orbi. Desperate for an evening that is not frosted with festive cheer? Come see Urban Tales, a Quebecois holiday tradition for grown-ups that has soared in popularity over the past 15 years, brought to you in a rather different spirit than that of Christmas.
Presented with Théâtre Urbi et Orbi
Du 7 au 16 décembre 2012
Recommended for ages 6 and up
By Paula Wing
Directed by Dean Patrick Fleming
Starring Tamara Brown, Eric Davis, Matt Dawon, Susan Glover, Christian Jadah, Matthew Kabwe, Greg Kramer, James Loye, Natasha O'Brien
A classic story: an outlaw who breaks the law to be true to a higher authority: A former rich man who robs from the rich to give to the poor – and to ransom the true king. Robin Hood and his band make their own rules, and live by their own code. In the wilds of Sherwood Forest the most important things are friendship and honour, justice, adventure and hanging out with your friends. Meet you at the trysting tree…
Set Design- Ana Cappelluto
Costume Design- Cathia Pagotto
Lighting Design- Thomas Godefroid
Stage Manager- Melanie St. Jacques
Director- Dean Fleming
Assistant Director- Danielle Laurin
Dramaturge- Lois Brown
Production Manager- Diana Daly
Du 3 au 13 janvier 2013
16th Annual Wildside Theatre Festival
Centaur’s Sweet 16 Annual Wildside Theatre Festival. Take a walk on the wild side! Experience the spectacular annual event that is all
the rage among festival-goers. Featuring two weeks of sensational, cutting-edge theatre by local, national and international independent theatre companies, including the jury-selected winner of the Best of the Fringe Award.
Du 29 janvier au 24 février 2013
Innocence Lost - A Play About Steven Truscott
By Beverley Cooper
Directed by Roy Surette
Featuring the NAC English Theatre Acting Company
In the summer of 1959, a sleepy town in rural Ontario was rocked by a tragedy that changed the community forever and sent shockwaves around the world. A 12-year-old girl named Lynne Harper was found raped and strangled to death. Days later, 14-year-old Steven Truscott was charged with her murder. After a two week trial by jury, the boy was found guilty and sentenced to hang, making him the youngest person to sit on Canada's death row. The riveting and poignant true story is seen through the eyes of a fictional character named Sarah, a fellow classmate of Steven and Lynne's as she deals with her own loss of innocence, her world turned upside down and a personal journey to find truth and justice. The play examines the nature of community and how good people make bad choices. Finalist for the 2009 Governor General's Award for Fiction.
Centaur Theatre Company / National Arts Centre co-production
Du 26 février au 24 mars 2013
By Mark Doherty
Directed by Andrew Shaver
Starring Patrick Costello, Graham Cuthberston and Andrew Shaver
Thomas is 100 years old and has one arm and his da has a wooden leg. Undeterred by their age and respective disabilities, the eccentrically rustic characters embark on an epic journey across the Irish countryside to find the last remaining successor in their family line, a son that Thomas fathered 70 years ago as the result of a fling. Surreal, moving, thought- provoking and uproariously funny.
A SideMart Theatrical Grocery Production
Du 19 mars au 14 avril 2013
Dance Me to the End on/off Love
Music & Lyrics Bt Leonard Cohen
Directed By Palle Grandhøj
Starring Palle Granhøj, Dorte Petersen, Anne Eisensee, Robert Karlsson, Thierry Boisdon, Kim Schulz, Kristian Skov, Niels Boelsmand, Palle Klok, Mads Pinholt
A spellbinding performance steeped in the seductive and evocative music of songwriting legend Leonard Cohen. An international sensation! Combining theatre, dance, visual arts and live music, this ground-breaking work explores the architecture of the body and abandons itself to the irresistible sensuality, longing and melancholy that define the lyrics and music of Dance Me to the End of Love and other songs by Leonard Cohen. Created by the world renowned Granhøj Dans company in Aarhus, Denmark, the production has been lauded by international critics for its brilliant imagination and broad appeal. Founded by Artistic Director and Choreographer Palle Granhøj, the thirteen member company has toured extensively around the world.
A creation by Palle Grandhøj, in close cooperation with the performers and visual designer Per Victor
Coproducer: Kupio International Dance Festival, Findland
Du 12 au 21 avril 2013
Head à tête
Recommended for ages 5 and up
By David S. Craig & Robert Morgan
Directed by Alain Goulem
Head à Tête is set in a future world where people are left alone to fight for their survival. One day two strangers who speak different languages- one French one English- meet and find shelter together beside a tree that has magically produced some fruit. They need to try and find a way to communicate and find a way to share. It’s a beautiful play with something for everyone. The play is for people big and small aged 4 and up. Two incredible performers and an amazing team of artists will create this simple but important story.
Du 30 avril au 26 mai 2013
The Number 14
By The Number 14 Creative Collective
Directed By Wayne Specht
After touring Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, with two runs at The New Victory Theatre on Broadway, The Number 14 and its busload of wacky characters set their GPS to Centaur Theatre! Planning to roll on stage in high gear, the hilarious performers in this knockabout comedy will entertain and amaze with their wild shenanigans using acrobatics, song, mime and the imaginative use of masks inspired by commedia dell'arte. Those on board include an inebriated schoolteacher and her kindergarten class, fare beaters, strangers who fall in lust, and an off-the-wall real estate agent who uses the city bus as her boudoir.
First produced by Axis Theatre and Touchstone Theatre, Vancouver, The Number 14 received four Jessie Richardson Awards, a New York Drama Desk nomination and a Dora Mavor Moore nomination.
An Axis Theatre and Touchstone Theatre Production