Fifteen Dogs’ Barks Up a Storm at Montreal’s Segal Centre !

In a fetching fusion of literary depth and theatrical brilliance, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal is proud to unveil its latest production: a stage adaptation of André Alexis’s Giller Prize-winning novel, “Fifteen Dogs.”

Set to grace the Sylvan Adams Theatre stage from March 31 to April 21, 2024, this delightful production is an enchanting exploration of the human condition through the eyes of man’s best friend.

Directed by the visionary Marie Farsi and brought to life by a stellar cast, including the likes of Amy Rutherford  (Soulpepper’s A Streetcar Named Desire),  Lucinda Davis, (appeared in the Segal’s production of The Angel and the Sparrow), and many other talented cast members, Fifteen Dogs” weaves a tale of philosophical inquiry and whimsical charm.

Imagine a modern world governed by Greek Gods, where canines are bestowed with human consciousness by the capricious gods Hermes and Apollo when they decide to challenge the other with a bet.

As these sentient beings grapple with newfound thoughts and emotions, they confront profound questions of morality, mortality, and the essence of their bond with humans.

What sets this adaptation apart is its unique setting in Montreal, offering audiences a canine perspective of the city’s beloved landmarks and locales: (Be on the lookout for our city’s iconic orange cones and infamous parking signs !).

With each bark and wag of the tail, the audience is invited into a world both familiar and fantastical, where the line between man and beast overlaps.

Benjy and Others LUCINDA DAVIS
Majnoun and Others OLIVER DENNIS
Prince and Others DAVINDER MALHI
Atticus and Others DAVID REALE
Nira and Others AMY RUTHERFORD

Artistic and Executive Director Lisa Rubin affirms the production’s profound impact, comparing it to the likes of other acclaimed adaptations. She remarks, “This play is about so much more than dogs; it’s a powerful reflection on our shared human experience.

Give yourself a “treat” and try the show’s signature cocktail ” The MUTT” or, be on your best behavior and get the non-alcoholic “Neutered” version !

But “Fifteen Dogs” isn’t just about entertainment; it’s a testament to “inclusivity” and accessibility. With ASL-interpreted and audio-described performances, the Segal Centre ensures that every patron can partake in this theatrical masterpiece, enriching the experience for all.

The run of Fifteen Dogs features one ASL-interpreted performance on Saturday, April 13, 2024, and two audio-described performances scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2024. The Segal Centre is committed to providing accessibility tools and resources, such as Braille bar menus and visual stories, to enhance the theater-going experience for all patrons.

Tickets for Fifteen Dogs are available now, beckoning theater enthusiasts to embark on an unforgettable odyssey into the heart of humanity.

Group, Senior, Student, Under 30 discounts available. Subject to availability.



March 31 to April 21, 2024

WHERE: 5170 chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7