King Dave

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

The electrifying story of one charismatic young Haitian man’s struggle to survive and thrive in Montreal. Centaur Theatre Company presents the English-language premiere of the Théâtre Duceppe production, starring the brilliant Patrick Emmanuel Abellard. 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.

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.

Patrick Emmanuel Abellard is a bilingual artist who graduated from the professional theater program of Dawson College in 2015. Since then, he has kept busy. Some of his stage credits include Manuel de la vie sauvage (dir. Jean-Simon Traversy, Théâtre Duceppe), King Dave (dir. Christian Fortin, Quebec tour and Théâtre Duceppe), Paradise Lost (dir. Jackie Maxwell, Centaur Theatre), Choir Boy (dir. Mike Payette, Centaur Theatre), Héritage (dir. Mike Payette, Théâtre Duceppe), Urban Tales (dir. Harry Standjofski, Centaur Theatre).

Patrick Emmanuel is proud to bring the English world premiere of King Dave to the Centaur Theatre and can’t wait for theatre goers to discover this complex, imposing and intense text, sprinkled with humor.

Warning: Strong language is used throughout

March 28 – April 16, 2023
Masked performance on Thursday, April 13 at 8pm

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