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Located in the Old Montreal; Metro Place-d'Armes

453 Saint-François-Xavier Street | Montréal

centaurtheatre.com

Performance Schedule

Tuesday to Friday: 8:00 pm
Saturday: 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm

Rates

Tickets are between $28.00 and $51.75
Group packages available
Recommended age : 12 and over
Performances in English only

Description

At the forefront of Montreal’s cultural vivacity, Centaur Theatre Company, with its main stage series and successful ancillary programs, continues to offer a diversified repertoire that ranges from world class blockbuster commercial theatre to showcasing local emerging, cutting-edge-works.

Paradise Lost

Written by Erin Shields
A theatrical adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost
Directed by Jackie Maxwell
With Lucy Peacock, Amelia Sargisson, Qasim Khan, Patrick Émmanuel Abellard, Al Goulem, Jessica B. Hill, Marcel Jeannin, Gabriel Lemire, Michelle Rambharose, Julie Tamiko Manning, Jake Wilkinson.
Dates: January 14 to February 2, 2020

Seductive in snakeskin, Satan makes her case against the unfair expulsion from heaven in this amusing and highly theatrical adaptation of Milton’s epic poem.
“Extremely funny and stingingly contemporary” – The Toronto Star
“Erin Shields’ exciting new interpretation of Milton’s Paradise Lost takes an ultra-contemporary look at humanity’s age-old desire for free will – and the consequences of acting on it.” – Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director, Stratford Festival

SATAN: THERE REALLY HASN’T BEEN A BETTER TIME FOR US TO GET OUR REVENGE.

In the role of a lifetime written especially for her, Canadian stage icon Lucy Peacock is Satan … as we’ve never seen Satan before. Seductive in snakeskin and as slick as a hi-tech guru, she makes a case for her unfair expulsion from heaven in this amusing and highly theatrical adaptation of Milton’s epic poem. Richly infused with modern references and contemporary vernacular, Erin Shields’ witty script deftly highlights the original poem’s timeless potency and relevance. Centaur’s production features an outstanding Montreal cast of biblical stars that includes an unforgettable Amelia Sargisson as Eve, and Jessica B. Hill in polar opposite roles of Beelzebub and Gabriel. Extremely physical and fiercely engaging, Paradise Lost is a modern ‘classical’ masterpiece.

Century Song

Presented in Association with Volcano Theatre & Moveable Beast Collective, and Richard Jordan Productions UK
Co-created by Neema Bickersteth, Kate Alton & Ross Manson
Performed by Neema Bickersteth
Choreographed by Kate Alton
Directed by Ross Manson
Dates: February 12 to 16, 2020

A Wordless Chronicle of the 20th Century

“Without words – we’re forced to exist in all the other ways we communicate.” – Neema Bickersteth, Soprano
“As a country there is much under the surface of our history that most ofus aren’t aware of. “ – Ross Manson, Director
“Century Song is a love letter to a hundred years of female endeavour. (...) Bickersteth is magnetically flawless” – The Wee Review (UK)
“Cerebral, fascinating... ravishing” – The Sunday Times (UK)
“Century Song doesn’t just leave you wanting more, it leaves you bereft that this glorious hour is over” – Theatre Reviews Hub, Manchester (UK)

The Canadian original that rocked the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, Century Song is a riveting hybrid of theatre, music, dance, and visual art featuring the powerful, Dora Award-winning soprano, Neema Bickersteth. Inspired in part by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Alice Walker’s In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens, Bickersteth inhabits a century of women whose identities are contained within her own. It is an exquisite, wordless experience, featuring music by some of the most adventurous composers of the past 100 years against a visual tapestry of inventive and influential art.

Mob

Written by Catherine-Anne Toupin
Translation by Chris Campbell
Directed by Andrew Shaver
With Susan Bain, Matthew Kabwe and Adrianne Richards
Dates: March 3 to 22, 2020

A brilliant psychological thriller that keeps the audience in suspense to the very end.
“theatre [...] is a space where you have to explore disturbing things.” – Catherine-Anne Toupin
“d’une troublante réalité dont il a été peu question jusqu’ici” – La Presse

SOPHIE: When I spoke out against what was happening, that was when the real fun started.

Sophie, a professional with 20 years’ experience in her field, loses her job under questionable circumstances. Confused and hurt, she heads out of town looking for a way to assuage her humiliation and rage, eventually arriving at a quaint B&B run by the matronly Louise and her warm and welcoming nephew, Martin. After a few well-watered evenings, tongues loosen and a disturbing complicity develops between Martin and Sophie. Was her distraught drive to the country and unexpected arrival at the B&B as random as we think? A brilliant psychological thriller that keeps the audience in suspense to the very end.

Fences

Co-Presented by Centaur Theatre Company and Black Theatre Workshop
Directed by Mike Payette
Starring Quincy Armorer, Lucinda Davis, and five other actors
Dates: April 21 to May 10, 2020

In this 1950s snapshot of blue collar America, a former convict fights to be a better husband and father to protect his family at the risk of tearing them apart.
“emotionally unmatched among all of Wilson’s works, a moving tribute to American men of every skin color” – Talkin’ Broadway

When the sins of our fathers visit us, We do not have to play host. – August Wilson

In this snapshot of 1950s America, the turbulence of the coming Civil Rights Movement is reflected in Troy Maxson’s household. Unlike his own father, Troy works hard to be a faithful husband and reli- able provider but the more he tries to protect his family, the more he tears it apart, and building a fence around them isn’t the answer. Wilson’s resilient and passionate characters are so alive we feel their blood course through our veins, their cares and frustrations become our own, and the warmth and laughter that buoy them, open our eyes.