Season 2022-23

King Dave

By Alexandre Goyette
Adapted in collaboration with Anglesh Major
Translated by Patrick Emmanuel Abellard
Directed by Christian Fortin

Centaur Theatre Company presents the English language premiere of the Théâtre Duceppe production. This is the story of an impressionable young Haitian man living in Montreal North who falls prey to the toxic culture surrounding him. It opened at Théâtre Duceppe to rave reviews in 2021 and we will present the English-language premiere featuring Choir Boy’s own brilliant Patrick Emmanuel Abellard.

March 28 – April 16, 2023

Student Group tickets are available for $25.00 for groups of 10 or more. Contact our Box Office to reserve.

Ticket Prices
  • Regular $68.00
  • Senior (60+) $58.00
  • 30 and Under $30.00
  • Adult/Senior Groups of 10+ $30.00
  • 30 and Under Groups of 10+ $25.00
  • Student Groups of 10+ $25.00
  • Student Rush $20.00
  • 17 and Under $20.00
“With only a few road cases, some microphone stands, a piano and two stools Patrick Emmanuel Abellard delivers a huge array of emotions as he attacks the intense text which is shot through with humour, Creole and the language of the street.”
Le Journal de Québec

About the show

Centaur Theatre is thrilled to premiere a new English translation by Patrick Emmanuel Abellard, last seen on stage at Centaur in Choir Boy (Season 50). Playing a young man influenced by his peers living in Montreal North, Abellard brings a charged story to the stage that confronts clichés, gun violence and revenge head-on within a Montreal landscape.


Patrick Emmanuel Abellard

More Info

Originally created in 2005 by Quebecois actor Alexandre Goyette (Mommy; Laurence Anyways), King Dave was revived in 2021 by Anglesh Major, who adapted and performed the French script with much success at Duceppe. The role was then taken on by Patrick Emmanuel Abellard who toured the show all over Quebec.

Centaur Theatre Company is proud to present the English language premiere of the Théâtre Duceppe production of King Dave, translated by Patrick Emmanuel Abellard himself.

Language Warning 

Strong language is used throughout


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