An unlikely meeting at a party, a first robbery, an altercation in a bar, a fire in a park. A heartbreak, a betrayal. In a few days, almost by accident, Dave’s life changes. Overcome by grief, anger and fear, the young man makes one bad decision after another, gets caught up in the spiral of violence and plunges into a rapid descent into hell. Where will his fall end?
This powerful solo play exposes, in a powerful and raw language, a reality that is not often portrayed in the theater: the dark streets of Montreal, the working class neighbourhoods and ordinary delinquency. The play was presented to a sold-out audience at La Licorne in 2005 and earned Alexandre Goyette the Masque for original text and for male performance. It was also the subject of a film adaptation directed by Podz in 2016. Although it is still as relevant and current as ever, the text has been entirely rewritten by its author, Alexandre Goyette, in collaboration with Anglesh Major. This new version of the work is enriched with questions related to identity and belonging, and the global demonstrations denouncing systemic racism shed new light on it.
Text: Alexandre Goyette in collaboration with Anglesh Major
Director: Christian Fortin
Performance: Patrick Emmanuel Abellard
Set design and costumes: Xavier Mary (HUB Studio)
Lighting: Renaud Pettigrew
Music: Jenny Salgado
Props: Normand Blais
Consultant: Marilou Craft
Assistant Director: Frédéric Boudreault
A production of La compagnie Jean Duceppe
Presented by l’Agora des Arts